Members of a South African political party are facing backlash for saying the world was free of "three future problems" after a group of white children died when a concrete slab fell on them at school.
Four children died and another 23 were injured at Hoërskool Driehoek in South Africa when a concrete slab above a corridor came crashing down last Friday.
Members of political party Black First Land First (BLF) commented on social media that the childrens' deaths were a sign that "God is responding".
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Facebook User Siyanda Gumede commented on a Facebook post about the school incident, saying he doesn't "have the heart to feel pain for white kids".
His comment was supported by BLF, who said "why should we frown on the ancestors' petitions to punish the land thieves including their offspring?"
The South African Human Rights Commission told local sources that the comments were "insensitive, offensive, and inappropriate and do not align with the ideals and aspirations of our constitutional democracy".
Trade Union 'Solidarity' announced its plans to hold the BLF spokesperson Lyndsay Maasdorp liable for the remarks made about the school tragedy.
"As a society we should not tolerate a person who celebrates the death of four children.
"In this instance a clear message must therefore be sent that such statements are contemptible and unwelcome."