- A South African man posted provocative racist remarks on his Facebook page
- He was proud of splashing dirty water on a group of white children outside a school
- He claims he would like to have all white people killed
A man in South Africa took to Facebook to post racist remarks against white people, sparking an angry backlash from many, who see this stance as unacceptable.
On January 25‚ Obakeng Mothupi, posted the following scathing text: “Today when I go pick my boy at school when it was raining‚ I met two white kids and there was lots of water on the side of the road‚ I accelerated and spilled water on to them. S**t it felt great to see them wet. I felt proud of myself.”
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The bigoted post was only liked by around 19 people, and, although some supported his remarks, he did get scores of replies criticizing his action. “Set aside the racism. Why would you do that to kids. God's got a special place for you,” a concerned Facebook user told him. Another one was less polite, calling Mothupi “you really scum of the earth.”
Mothupi has also posted violent, racist remarks on Twitter:
Mothupi’s Facebook profile lists him as a former Taletso FET College student, now working at Masarasarane Trading & Projects. He is married, and proclaims his support for the ANC party in several posts.
Another angry Twitter user criticizing Mothupi on Twitter:
The man defended his position, stating that he saw a similar situation happen to a group of black children, this time spilled over by a white person. “After that incident I followed that bakkie till spar & fortunately I parked close to it white kids who were with him were so happy of what they saw & the driver was so excited as if he just reached climax. Now i'll wait for your opinions especially those who raised them that day”.
Right after that attempt at justifying his actions, Mothupi proceeded to post more rants against white South Africans. He even affirmed that if he “could be God for an hour‚” he would take the lives of all white people.
There is a growing movement to petition an investigation against Mothupi by the country’s Human Rights Commission.
Racism can come from all sides, but it is still racism: