Racist Post Threatening Indians in South Africa Condemned by Province Premier

first_imgThe premier of African province KwaZulu-Natal, Willies Mchunu, has criticized a post on the social media that targeted the Indian community in the  country.The post has not only been condemned by Mchunu, but many others, who took to the social media to slam the comments made by Nkuleko Mkhize.“We condemn the callous content of that posting in the strongest possible terms. Steps are underway to identify the perpetrator and do the necessary to prosecute the person or persons involved,” Mchunu said in a statement on June 1 , News 24 reported.Mchunu added that a small destructive element should not be allowed to divide communities. “We also urge our citizens to desist from circulating divisive messages on social media. Fake news, in particular, serves only to destabilize our society. Across all our communities we must constantly work to deepen non-racialism, build unity and fight crime,” Mchunu said, the report added.Mkhize has not been identified yet, though some Twitter users said that he is a student from Durban.Mkhize said in his post on Facebook that Indians are not welcome in KwaZulu-Natal. He also referred to a recent incident in which a Sadia Sukhraj, nine-year-old Indian-origin girl, was killed in a botched hijacking attempt. “I think it is time to show Indians that they are not welcome here in KZN. A new day after Indians go back to India or we will kill them like that girl shot in Chatsworth,” read one of his Facebook posts.Sukhraj was killed in the gunfire that ensued after an attempt was made to hijack the car in which she was travelling with her father, Shailendra. This sparked protests in Chatsworth in Durban  on May 28, and over 2,000 members of the Indian community gathered outside the police station to demand the arrest of the suspects. The police had to use teargas and rubber bullets to quell the demonstrations.Mkhize’s posts were slammed by many on the social media. While some users urged people to find the perpetrator of the hateful posts, others called the posts shocking.#VickiMomberg and #PennySparrow have been brought to justice for their racist remarks. Now, help us find #NkulekoMkhize who threatens to kill indians in South Africa. He will not be protected just bcoz he’s black. #Durban @LungiNaidoo @SAPoliceService @helenzille @Abramjee pic.twitter.com/0xjveFWkV2— Aqsa Ali Aveíro (@_Aqsa_A_) June 1, 2018Many also said that Mkhize’s comments were hate speeches.Indians in South Africa also reacted to the post, with one of them saying that he would file a case of criminal defamation, hate speech and inciting racism against Mkhize. Related ItemsDurbanracismSouth Africalast_img read more

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first_img“They’ve had more success running the football lately, we’ve had a little bit more success throwing the football lately, especially in the fourth quarter,” Whisenhunt said.“It’s a good matchup against two teams in a division that have played good football over the back half of the season.”While the Cardinals are pushing for an 8-8 finish and a .500 season, a lot of that depends on quarterback John Skelton’s ability to limit his early struggles.Whisenhunt believes Skelton has the makeup and talent to succeed in this league. The key for the youngster will be making the necessary adjustments to the more elite talent that the NFL possesses.“In the NFL, it’s different,” Whisenhunt stated. “The athletes are different. You have to trust more what you see, know where you go with the ball and get it out of your hands.”It’s only a matter of time before Skelton can add experience to his repertoire. “John obviously has the ability to make some plays in this league,” Whisenhunt added. “He has the physical talents to play this position. As he gets more reps, as he gets older, the mental part of it catches up – he’s going to be a very good quarterback.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories The Cardinals hope Skelton can lead them to a victory in the season’s final game. For Whisenhunt and his staff, the chance to end this season on a high note is something they relish. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away With a playoff spot no longer up for grabs for either team, the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks will be battling for pride this Sunday.The similarities between the Cards and Seahawks are evident. Both teams have defeated tough opponents and played fiercely on their home turf. While both teams have had success as the season progressed, head coach Ken Whisenhunt points out some key differences to each team’s winning strategy. Comments   Share   last_img read more