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Tristan Tate reacts to Andile Mngxitama ‘racist’ video

Tristan Tate – the brother of Andrew Tate – has reacted to a viral video of MK Party MP Andile Mngxitama’s calling on his supporters to “kill white people.”

The former Black First Land First (BLF) party leader was recently sworn in as a member of parliament on Tuesday, 25 June.

The video dates back to 2018 when Mngxitama claimed he was responding to comments made by billionaire businessman Johann Rupert.

It also comes a week after DA MP Renaldo Gouws was suspended over a 2010 video of him saying the K-word.

TRISTAN TATE ON ANDILE MNGXITAMA’S RACIST VIDEO

In the viral clip, which has recently resurfaced, Andile Mngxitama – then president of BLF – delivered racially charged comments to a crowd of supporters in Potchefstroom.

He said: “For each one person that is being killed by the taxi industry, we will kill five white people. For ever one black person you kill, we’ll kill five white people. You kill one of us; we’ll kill five of you.

He continued: “We’ll kill their children, we’ll kill their women. We’ll kill their dogs and cats, we’ll kill anything (that belongs to them).”

Andile Mngxitama and MK Party leader Jacob Zuma. Image: X/@Mngxitama2

The clip has gone viral in the wake of DA MP Renaldo Gouws’s suspension after an old clip of him saying the K-word resurfaced

Outspoken social media personality Tristan Tate retweeted the video, sarcastically commenting on Andile Mngxitama: “He sounds charming. 

Tate added: “Here is my weekly post to get more people to talk about South Africa. Terrifying”.

Last month, Tate pledged his support for white South African farmers, tweeting: “The Boer of South Africa are under siege.”

In March, he tweeted: “The Boer have a right to exist.”

In February, he condemned politician Julius Malema’s justification of the Kill The Boer struggle song.

Tate tweeted, “South Africa is getting to a point where a two-state solution may be the only way to keep people safe.”

‘LACKS CONTEXT’

After courting controversy, Andile Mngxitama defended his comments, claiming that they were spoken: “in the context of self-defense.”

In a media briefing, he said, “I did not incite violence; I merely responded to Johann Rupert.”

Mngxitama was referring to comments made by Rupert in a Power FM interview just days before. In it, Rupert hinted that he had a connection in the taxi industry and that he had his “own army” that would be remembered “when those red guys come,” presumedly referring to the EFF.

Mngxitama claimed that he had perceived Rupert’s comments as a “threat of violence on black people.”

AfriForum later took Andile Mngxitama to the Equality Court over his comments. However, in a 2023 ruling, the comments were not declared “hate speech,” adding that the comments were “not meant to be taken literally”.

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