The South African Human Rights Commission will be investigating Andile Mngxitama following utterances he allegedly made about killing white people while addressing his supporters.
The commission said it had received a number of complaints relating to what the Black First Land First (BLF) leader is alleged to have said at a rally on December 8 2018 Potchefstroom, North West.
"The commission has also viewed a video from the rally in which Mngxitama tells the audience that they will kill white people. He states that 'we will kill their women, we will kill their children, we will kill their dogs, we will kill their cats, we kill anything that comes for us'."
"The commission is in the process of registering the complaints against Mngxitama in accordance with its complaints handling procedures for purposes of conducting an investigation into whether or not human rights have been violated and what steps should be taken to secure appropriate redress.
"The SAHRC calls on all within South Africa to assist in fostering a constitutional democracy, based in equality, dignity and freedom by refraining from utterances and actions which threaten social cohesion."