“Earlier this week Mngxitama tweeted that the legacy of the Holocaust was not all negative. I ask that Mr Mngxitama unconditionally retract his statement. I am horrified and disappointed by his tweet, which is an affront to millions of Jewish people affected by the Holocaust.
“It is unacceptable to make such a statement. Many Jewish people died during the Holocaust. They were victims of ethnic cleansing in Europe by fascist and racist Nazis. South Africa itself has been through a challenging history as a result of apartheid, which was modelled on Nazi doctrine.”
Survé added he was concerned about populist statements that had a strong ethnic and racial undertone.
“These utterances undermine nation-building and harmony in our country and society”.