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DA condemns anti Semitic hate speech

The Democratic Alliance has strongly condemned the anti-Semitic hate speech posted by an ANC Western Cape media official on Facebook.

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The ANC Western Cape social media manager Rene Smit posted a Facebook message lauding Hitler’s genocide against the Jews, displaying an image of Hitler with the title “Yes man, you were right…” followed by the line: “I could have killed all the Jews, but I left some of them to let you know why I was killing them.”

At the bottom of the image was the message, “Share this picture to tell the truth a whole world.”

The post has since been deleted.

The post is not only anti-Semitic and hate speech, but can also be construed as an incitement to violence and is an insensitive insult to victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

Such discriminatory, hateful and divisive remarks have no place in our constitutional democracy and is starkly at odds with our Bill of Rights.

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