Reverend’s ‘kill whites’ tweet a shocker
January 9 2012 at 10:12am
ANTI-WHITE RANT: Pastor and DJ Kemo Immanuel Waters says he wont apologise Picture: Facebook
A REVEREND used Twitter at the weekend to call for white people in South Africa to be killed.
The man singled out Helen Zille as among those who should be killed.
The Reverend Kemo Immanuel Waters runs a business called the KemoTherapy Institute of Truth and is an active member of Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. He is a DJ and describes himself on his Twitter profile as a preacher, author, poet, father and truth seeker.
From his previous tweets, Waters sounded like an intellectual, spiritual person, who occasionally discussed politics, but not with any controversy.
Then suddenly in the early hours of Saturday morning, this changed.
At 1.33am, the reverend wrote: “The only way to end racism is to kill a material number of whites. @helenzille your indifferent and patronizing stance is a double dare…”
The tweet caused an uproar, with many responding angrily.
Zille said the tweet was hate speech and that she would be laying charges against Waters.
Tweeter @bronwynnielsen asked if he had lost his mind.
Waters replied: “No I have not lost my mind. But it is sad that this is what it takes to give racism the attention it deserves?”
In response to @Sibusisomtungwa, he tweeted: “You missed the gist of my msg… which is the only time a black man is afforded a dignified audience is when he pulls a gun.”