Malema Threatens Rivers Church For Pastors’ Racist Sermon


The EFF leader Julius Malema has threatened to pull down the Rivers church pastor for allegedly making racist comments against the blacks during his sermon last Sunday.

Malema lashed out at Pastor Andre Olivier of the Rivers Church for his alleged racist comments. Malema said via Twitter that that this coming Sunday’s service would be “different” if the pastor did not “fall”.

He called on the church authority to see to it that pastor Olivier is suspended else, next Sunday service will be different.

“Racists must be fought everywhere including those hiding behind the pulpit…,” said Malema.

“Let the church suspend the pastor otherwise the coming Sunday service will be different. #Whitesupremacymustfall”.

Rivers church Pastor Olivia was critically attacked after his Sunday sermon where he allegedly told congregants that white people were entitled to their wealth because they work hard, sparked racial outburst.

If you are black, God will send you white people. The problem in South Africa, [we say] white people are the problem … no we are not. We have contributed to this nation and we still do. And if you want to know why white people have still got money … it’s because they work, so don’t drive them away.

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“They can speak into your life. Now don’t get too stressed … if you [are] white, God will send you black people. God will use people who are unlike you to do something in you. Don’t push them away; let them be the voice of God to you. I must say I get annoyed when I watch television, and I see people saying the whites are the problem in the country. No, we [are] not.

Pastor Olivia also said the Whites have helped build this nation and have taken nothing from no one. “Maybe the law favored us, but we worked and are still working. And when you tell me I need to share my wealth, what are you suggesting? Are you suggesting I give away some of it? Are you giving any of yours away? Excuse me? Let’s get back to the message?” said Olivier, as most of the members laughed.

Olivia’s comments could be a reaction to Malema’s words to his supporters that they should occupy land illegally and not apologize, as no white person in the country can claim ownership.

Malema, who was speaking to EFF supporters in KwaZulu Natal at the 61 year anniversary celebrations of the South African Freedom Charter, told supporters present that all the land in South Africa belongs to the black majority, and as such, if a black person sees a piece of land they like, they should occupy it, because it belongs to them.

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Though Olivia’s comments were construed by some as him implying that black people were poor because they were lazy, in an interview with 702, he said he was quoted out of context.

“I did preach on the topic of abandonment, and I mentioned that God uses people and sends people into your life…”

“Sensitive hearts have taken this completely out of context. People are saying I’m a privileged white … that I said people are lazy. I never said that at all,” said Olivier.

He reiterated that the whites are the problem in this country as some always say; The whites are not the problem in the country. We work for what we got, we contribute. We are making a contribution he said.

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