EFF Secreatry General under fire for calling a black man "a garden boy"

EFF Secreatry General under fire for calling a black man "a garden boy"

Godrich Gardee managed to infuriate South Africans and politicians with a recent remark he made about a black man in Parliament.

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On Wednesday, the EFF Secretary General tweeted a photo of a black man, who he called Natasha Mazzone's "garden boy".

"This garden boy of @Natasha9Mazzone In Parliament is taking videos ....I see you....@MmusiMaimane tell your people to stay away from me", he posted on Twitter.

The post received backlash from Black Twitter and his fellow politicians, who accused Gardee of being insensitive by using an apartheid slur for the other black man.

The DA's Phumzile Van Damme was among many to slam the EFF member.

"How dare you call a fellow black man a "garden boy", knowing very well that was the language of Apartheid used to belittle blacks. You come to Parliament dressed in cleaning ladies' outfits & overalls to fake solidarity, when in fact you think them inferior. Sies man!", she wrote.

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His remarks disappointing the masses who believed the EFF stood for the poor of the country.

"Wow... this is confusing! I thought @EFFSouthAfrica was for the poor! Why are they using terms like garden boy or tea girl to demean black people in the DA?? Why exactly do they wear overalls and domestic worker's outfit...to mock them? Or make fun of them?", Charlotte Khumalo wrote.

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