Ah, this is going to linger for a while. EFF Commissar Mbuyiseni Ndlozi – whose greatest hits include calling Nelson Mandela a sell-out and denouncing the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup victory – has added another hot take to the collection. On Tuesday, the controversial MP stated that ‘no white person on this continent can claim to be African’.
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi angers Twitter with race claims
Between 8% – 10% of all South Africans are white citizens, with at least 80% of the population sitting in the ‘Black African’ demographic. The discourse about the imbalance of wealth between the two groups is frequently brought into the limelight by the EFF, but with the Easter holidays done and dusted, Ndlozi has decided to kick things up another level.
During a series of Tweets that rued today’s date – 6 April is when Jan van Riebeek and other Dutch settlers arrived in South Africa, back in 1652 – the 35-year-old argued that no-one can exist as an African and a white person ‘at the same time’…
“The term ‘Afrikaner’ is a land thief identity that prides itself in colonial crimes. No one can be African AND white at the same time! Seeking to be White, means Africans MUST be Black.” | Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
EFF members weigh into controversial ‘white African’ debate
The EFF also went down the same lines of attack, lambasting the inequality that currently exists in South Africa. In a recently-issued statement, the party questioned SA’s allegiance to the UK and the Commonwealth, claiming that the ‘arrogance of colonialism’ continues to embolden racists to this very day. Eish, these guys haven’t held back at all…
“The 6th of April, the date when Jan van Riebeek and his fellow colonialists landed on our shores, still inflicts pain on the South African people. As a country, we still belong to a group of countries that observes loyalty to the United Kingdom under the Commonwealth – and the arrogance of racists in SA, to this day, draws its inspiration from these settlers.”
- You can read the EFF’s full statement on the matter here: