|‘White scum’ rant racist Solomon Makhathoela walks free|
A RACIST churchman who told a shocked mother her kids “would be shot and hung” in his country walked free from court yesterday.
South African pastor Solomon Makhathoela branded neighbour Catherine Kerr “white scum” after learning the mum-of-two was unwed.
And the crazed bigot told her fiancé Alan Brown it was a “f****** disgrace” they had kids.
But Makhathoela escaped with a telling off at Stirling Sheriff Court despite being found guilty of racially aggravated abuse.
Last night Alan, 28, fumed: “I’m sure the courts would have dealt with me more harshly if it had been the other way round.
“The guy is worse than the devil. It’s a living hell having him above us and he gets off with not even a slap on the wrist.”
Just a month before launching his hate rant in April 2012, jobless Makhatholela was fined for trying to hit Alan with a golf brolly.
But the dad said his family welcomed Makhathoela, 49, when he moved into the flat above theirs in Raploch, Stirling, with his wife and two kids in 2011. He said: “At the beginning he was fine. I even helped him move his stuff in.
“He kept calling Catherine ‘my wife’ until eventually I told him we weren’t married.
“Ever since then, he’s been a nightmare. He said it was a f****** disgrace we had kids outside of wedlock.”
The animosity escalated until his racist outburst. Alan said: “Catherine went outside and he shouted she was ‘white scum’.
“Then he said if our kids had been born in his country they would have been hung and shot.”
But Sheriff William Gilchrist simply admonished Makhathoela, telling him: “You have to ensure there are no further incidents.”
Last night Tory Chief Whip John Lamont said the ruling appeared “too lenient”.
He added: “Sending Makhathoela away without punishment sends a bad message.”
‘White scum’ rant racist Solomon Makhathoela walks free