National 7.9.2016 02:23 pm

Ndlozi, Shivambu slate Mngxitama for defending ‘evil’ Zuma

EFF leader Julius Malema (left) and  party spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Photo by Gallo Images)

EFF leader Julius Malema (left) and party spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Photo by Gallo Images)

Ndlozi says the ones who stole the land (colonialists) are driven by the same evil as the one who now steals taxes (Zuma).

Deputy President of the EFF Floyd Shivambu and the party’s national spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndozi, slated Andile Mngxitama on Wednesday for leaping to President Jacob Zuma’s defence.

Mngxitama released a statement in which he condemned those who were calling for Zuma’s resignation. The Black First Land First leader argued that removing Zuma would not serve to benefit black people, only “corrupt whites” using their economic power to create the conditions for regime change.

“President Zuma understands the tactics used by white capitalists to control South Africa and it is under his leadership that the distant dream of economic liberation could become a reality,” said the Mngxitama, who added, “we believe that Jacob Zuma can get us the economic liberation we need”.

Also read: ‘Corrupt whites’, hands off our ‘economic liberator’ Zuma 

Shivambu alleges the BLF leader’s support of the president is because he’s now on the payroll of the controversial Gupta family. The family is alleged to have a corrupt relationship with the ruling ANC, and are said to have been the hidden hand behind the appointment of some key ministers in the ANC.

Ndlozi asked in what way Zuma had contributed to liberating black people economically. He said Mngxitama was no long black conscious but a man with a “corrupt conscience”.

“Anyone, like Zuma, who steals from black people in order to enrich himself, friends and family, can’t help us end white supremacy anywhere!” argued Ndlozi, who also added: “Anyone who tries to convince us to accept Kleptocracy just cause it’s black, is perpetuating the same evil that rendered us landless: theft!

“If the colonial crime is the crime of the theft of land. Then, asking us to accept Zuma is asking us to accept the same crime: theft!

“The one who stole the land (Colonialists) is driven by the same evil as the one who steals taxes (Zuma): they are both THIEVES: ! [sic all].”

All of this comes days after renewed calls by some ANC members for Zuma to resign. This week, on Monday, a faction made up of party members marched to Luthuli House under the hashtag #OccupyLuthuliHouse. The protesters were met by the “armed wing” of the ANC, barring them from occupying the historic building.

Below are Ndlozi’s tweets:


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