Cop charged over Facebook' hate speech'

2011-12-14 16:37

Johannesburg -  AfriForum charged police officer Juda Dagane with hate speech at the Human Rights Commission on Wednesday and called for his dismissal from the service.

This, after the publication in Beeld newspaper of "blatant racist utterances Dagane had recently made on a Facebook page", the organisation said in a statement.

It said the page had been launched in support of suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

"When the black Messiah [Nelson Mandela] dies, we'll teach the whites. We'll commit genocide against them: I hate whites," Dagane posted on the Facebook page on November 19, according to the report in Beeld.

Dagane added that whites had no place in their ["our"] hearts and thoughts, AfriForum said.

"In another entry made on December 7, Dagane said he was in the employ of the SA Police Service. The entries have since been removed, and the police have given an undertaking to investigate the matter."

AfriForum's deputy CEO, Ernst Roets, said Dagane's utterances were "more than just a blatant form of hate speech".

"It is incitement to violence and even murder."

AfriForum also appealed to the SAPS to remove Dagane from his position, and threatened to take further action against Dagane and the SAPS should his behaviour not be addressed.

"No person has the right to make such utterances. However, coming from an SAPS officer, such statements are cause for grave concern. In order to protect its reputation, the SAPS will have to take definite steps against Dagane," Roets added.

AfriForum said it would monitor the police investigation into Dagane.

Beeld quoted national police spokesman Captain Dennis Adriao, confirming that an internal investigation had been ordered.

  • Kevin - 2011-12-14 16:42

    i blame JULIUS MALEMA cos i feel like it

      maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-14 18:42

      I just love an honest man.

      Modefan - 2011-12-15 08:09

      Its just stupid to post stuff on Facebook that might come back to you....he deserves what he's gonna get

  • Piet - 2011-12-14 16:43

    Call this person in blue to account. He must face the music.

  • Abel - 2011-12-14 16:48

    there are good white ppl mara u know same goes for black ppl it depends on a person truely speaking. but on my side if the majority of Black ppl had acces to internet and visit news 24 im telling you we will fight with each other, the comments here just check i give you few minutes and you will c what am talking abt. i shud invite ANCYL to press charges as well Lol.......

      Chris - 2011-12-14 16:56

      Abel, people that trash talk each other on News24 are like people that voted for the National Party back in the day -- if you meet them face-to-face they are the first to deny it was them.

      joel.mathope - 2011-12-14 21:31

      Even raegan

      raegan.mcreed - 2011-12-15 06:14

      even raegan what??? joel this is freedom of speech, i suppose you also another neanderthal still stuck in evolution ......

  • Ben - 2011-12-14 16:50

    Sick and tired of all this hatred. We are all citizens of this country no matter what your colour is. The only two groups I can differetiate between are law abiding citizens on the one hand and criminals on the other and they come in all colours. Besides hatred eventually kills you over time. Nobody should hate any other person. The song goes: 'a stranger's just a friend you do not know'.

      Frank - 2011-12-14 16:59


      emile.eley - 2011-12-14 17:11

      Right on!

      Matthew - 2011-12-14 19:06

      Rather hate everyone equally. Majority of any race are reprehensible. Equal opportunity people hater.

      Mildly_Amused - 2011-12-19 10:35

      The song lyrics should be changed to: "A stranger is a friend you do not know who might just stab you for your cellphone or handbag..." I agree - rather hate everyone equally.

  • Sharon - 2011-12-14 16:55

    Inciting violence from within our Police Service, in days of old the Police was not allowed to be affiliated to any party .......this is no good he must be made to do time in jail or else

  • ronzaled - 2011-12-14 16:58

    WTF was he thinking, most probably nothing and by the way don't say "Our" cause i'm not part of your twisted brain

  • emile.eley - 2011-12-14 17:08

    I the allegations are correct, this moron has no place in South Africa, let alone the police service. He is one sick puppy, but this issue cannot be ignored. He should be booted out of the police without delay and criminally charged.

  • aardvarkie - 2011-12-14 17:13

    Just another racist.

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2011-12-14 17:21

    @Blade use the Blade to cut yr throat.

      Blade - 2011-12-14 17:37

      Wow what a cutting edge comment! I have no comeback to that! Did you think it up all by yourself?

  • Esperanca - 2011-12-14 17:25

    this one deserves a "got to jail" card - I dont think mental asylums will take him

  • Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-14 17:27

    Dagane looks so Americana yet he complains about westernization, he studied in texas (out of all places) what does this guy want? attention! seriously people ignore this i know its hate speech but this guy is a little peepee stream in a thunderstorm... however every citizen has the right to defend themselves need i say more...

  • Zinhle - 2011-12-14 17:29

    I don't have any complaint about Afriforum, the problem I have is of a police to have such utterances. Hate speech is not allowed, we all know that. Let alone hating people just because they are not your colour. That is totally unacceptable. Ours is to show the world that it is not all of us who are like Julius Malema,a very disobedient and stubborn piglet... there are many of us who are good. Guyz, let's not hate each other, Black or White, we are all South African citizens. There are many many good White people, and nobody deserves to be treated differently because of their skin colour. I really don't like it.

      Ben - 2011-12-14 17:41

      Thank you

      Azande - 2011-12-14 19:25

      I guess Malema deserves to be called a piglet by u Zinhle. By the way, are u Zintle or Zinhle?

      Jennifer - 2011-12-14 21:03

      Thank you

      Sean - 2011-12-16 13:17

      This country could do so much better with people like you Zinhle! Please let's try to forget the past. After all why should the new generation of kids endure something that they were not even involved in! Today the kids have bonded so well with each other and one can see this in the schools and everywhere else in our society! Colour means nothing to them,' and that also goes for many of the "Old Regime" of whites as well, not everyone is bad, no matter what your colour or creed is! So come on, lets try to make this our new year's resolution and forget all hatred amongst us! This country has gone through thick and thin and is currently the best country on the African continent, lets keep it that way and show set an example to the rest of the world! Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to ya all!

  • Carlo Hayes - 2011-12-14 17:33

    I am really sick of all this racist anger coming from both sides!! We have such a beautiful country! Can't we live together????? Listen to all your comments, we are not helping the issue by pointing fingers. No more racism!!

  • Nkululeko Coobra Gwadiso - 2011-12-14 17:36

    I now declare that afri-forum has changed its name 2 afri-forum...............

  • Barefoot - 2011-12-14 17:36

    Not the first time i heard a cop utter such but the other time it was said to an Nigerian, these people are screwed up seriously- how do you have ppl you don't even know?

      Barefoot - 2011-12-14 17:48

      Hate not have

  • FormulaSA - 2011-12-14 17:39

    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" Martin Luther King. Have we not learnt from the past? It's time for a post race society - this is the 21st century after all, not the middle ages ;)

  • Bob - 2011-12-14 17:40

    The problem we face is that there are a lot more Juda Dagane’s around with this notion and mindset than most people realise..! The letter/pamphlet that did the rounds a few short years ago stating that the whites would be set upon and killed from the day Nelson Mandela died is not something to joke about. This viewpoint is maintained by more than just a handful of Juda Dagane’s …! Passive genocide we see in this country should in itself bring grave cause for concern, because fundamentally this is the breeding ground for further escalation. We were not elevated on the official genocide watch from level 5 to level 6 because someone thumb sucked it! It is based on appropriate factual indictors.

      Donaker - 2011-12-14 21:21

      Mike, why are you here? Go back to Nigeria without the whites. If it's whites you hate, don't come to South Africa.

  • Zinhle - 2011-12-14 17:43

    My plea is that let us not perpetuate tentions among all of us. Plz guyz, I beg you. Please help me. Let us stop hating each other...We are all brothers and sisters, we need one another for our country to be among the top in the world.

      jowza1 - 2011-12-14 17:47

      ignore them zinhle.this is normally happy hour for idiots

      Carlo Hayes - 2011-12-14 17:49

      And we can do it!!!!

      jowza1 - 2011-12-14 17:53

      yes we can.just have to get rid of idiots like the police officer,yurak and blade,we are halfway there

      Blade - 2011-12-14 18:01

      @jowza rather concentrate of getting rid of that pesky STD you are suffering from...

      Yurak - 2011-12-14 18:33

      probably got it from his mom....

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  • Sandile - 2011-12-14 18:24

    There's more to this than meets the eye...i dont think its Dagane who wrote that. Someone must have stole his password and did it. Who in their right mind would do such a thing? Unless Dagane has a loose screw in his head

      Leon - 2011-12-14 18:34

      Try this link...when you've read it go to the home page. and when you're done think about it.

  • Vegi - 2011-12-14 18:39

    Ibhubesi I think you are talking about China which is indeed evil and undesirable. The Chinese people are not responsible for the barbarity of their government. In fact they are at the receiving end of the horrors dished out by that government. China is a threat of course and we don't need to associate with a brutal regime. Slow thinkers will understand the fact when it is too late. We must not cultivate a dependence on this dragon. I will swallow us.

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-15 00:23

      I agree Vegi. They are spreading like a fast cancer through our society. Dangerous people with an agenda. They need to sell their goods manufactured in factories that treat their workers like slaves and dogs. It is shocking to see a Chinese factory. That is why all their goods are so cheap, it is because the labourers are paid nothing.

  • Jason - 2011-12-14 19:30

    Ibhubesi - You my man have hatred in your heart-your a racist to the core, Same as this clown who is supposed to serve and protect us, so do me a favor and have some shutthef*ckup please??

      maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-14 19:56

      I often wonder why there are expensive professionals like psychologists. Anyone can have a free psycho-analysis done on this forum. Complete with free advice.

  • Azande - 2011-12-14 19:32

    Police are investigating. "There is no evidence that confirms that the policeman indeed typed the text". Wait and see the spinning.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-14 19:38

    Lost soul! When you utter/write your blatant staments/comments don't be inclusive as if all blacks share your sentiments. Who are these we?

  • Alfred - 2011-12-14 19:47

    Anyone willing to spend $5 to find out what this idiot tried to do to the Texas Youth Commission when he was in the US?

      Alfred - 2011-12-15 11:09

  • evamaritha.bergman - 2011-12-14 19:48

    This was a real sad story to read about but I know that there is a lot of people in africa that does not like white people since they have done them so much harm. Still there is a lot more white people among those bad white guys, that never have done any harm to them and never would do that eiter.

      joel.mathope - 2011-12-14 21:19

      Wish there were more like u, i still dont understand y hate a person cos of colour

  • Ilse - 2011-12-14 20:39

    Not so long ago someone else started this under a different name and gender only to find out it was female nurse that was bored at work and not a male planning to kill all whites. Just check your google. Those that support this man that might have seen it from that: Please do remember that only 4 million living in SA (all races and colour) out of 10 million taxable people are paying tax. I also believe that the people born from 1980 should have the full right to apply for any job . No race colour or gender should be relaevant because they were not part of the so called apartheid struggle. Because everywhere in every country they also have people that are less fortunate and it is not always caused by color but by circumstances this goes back since start of mankind. When is SA going to go forward and stop blaming each other. The best competent person to do the job should be put in charge of the country in the future. I was born here, Have a good relationship with my all my friends of all cultures and pray all this hatred will go away so that we stay in a country full of heritage for all to enjoy. And yes we as born South africans of all color and race must start working with each other instead of against each other and stop outsiders taking over our country with drugs ext

      joel.mathope - 2011-12-14 21:17

      I fully agree with you but what happens when 70% of decision makers are from that era beyond 1980

  • joel.mathope - 2011-12-14 21:07

    I wish i had the power to rid my beautfil country of all the racists so those of us who appreciate this beautiful land may be left to enjoy it in harmony

  • darren.peach - 2011-12-14 21:35

  • Never-apologize - 2011-12-15 00:33

    Typical White comments! Ride on News24.

  • Gilad - 2011-12-15 00:39

    The writing, is it on the wall?

  • sue.da.nim - 2011-12-15 01:31

    what a dick!!!! i guess they all want their 15 minutes of fame even if it is on Facebook. There is no end to their stupidity though, and this one is definately the KING of stupid

  • sue.da.nim - 2011-12-15 01:33

    oh and he is not a cop he is a CLERK in the forensic lab no matter what title he gives himself.. he is a lowly government employee..........

  • Blip - 2011-12-15 06:44

    If a white cop had written those things about black people, he'd be sacked on the spot without pay and the government prosecutors themselves would be leading the campaign to have him jailed for many years.

  • Michael - 2011-12-15 07:03

    How can a person be so ignorant to make comment like that .He obviosly has no grey matter between his ears .

  • Fenderbender - 2011-12-15 07:46

    Go AfriForum

  • Rossellini - 2012-02-09 12:25

    We all need to plant seeds in order to spring to life. Similarly,you can't climb a mountain starting at the top. It takes preparation, tools, skills and a set path to follow one step at a time. Then well its hard to sweep infront of your own door so by dissipline methaphorically 27 years should be given to Julius "a stone-hamer"will bring wisedom to his selfish mindset.

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