The EFF spokesperson says South Africans must ‘stop living a lie’ when it comes to racial unity.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi stuck to his guns regarding tweets about the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup victory which have been met with criticism and controversy, in an eNCA interview.
After briefly discussing the expulsion of former EFF member Lungile Gabuza from the party, Ndlozi was asked about his recent tweets on the Springboks’ World Cup victory.
Ndlozi laughed when it was brought up, and then gave his thoughts at length.
“We have probably been very misunderstood, we admire the type of black excellence that has been demonstrated by the black players in that white-dominated sport in South Africa, white-dominated team.
“We celebrate them on the basis that it’s black excellence like we do black people who do exceptionally well.”
However, Ndlozi added: “There is a problem with white domination in South Africa, there is a problem in that particular sport and in that sporting code, that must still [be] confronted and dealt with.”
The EFF spokesperson feels “the victory of the Springboks being mobilised to speak about a false racial unity in South Africa which we are unable to be part of”.
He added that the sentiment of the slogan “Stronger Together” is “entirely misleading”.
He told his interviewer he did not believe those celebrating were “mad”.
“They are not mad. We are not populists, we speak the truth whether there are millions following a specific idea or not.
“And that’s what the truth is. There’s no racial unity in South Africa, no unity between black people and white people.”
Ndlozi continued: “The problems in South Africa remain on the basis of racial lines.