- Chief Whip of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Floyd Shivamby made headlines this week for alleged racist remarks
- Shivambu questioned the National Treasury's deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat's presence at every finance meeting
- The Chief Whip now claims that he is concerned about Momoniat's attitude towards senior Africans, not his colour
Economic Freedom Fighters chief whip Floyd Shivambu put the EFF in a bad light when he acted irrationally this past week.
Shivambu has been accused of blatant racism against the National Treasury's deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat.
Shivambu has been a man on a mission with his 'campaign' against Momoniat. He has been trying hard to make Momoniat look bad.
Not even a very dramatic Parliament committee meeting could sway him to let go.
According to a report by News24, Shivambu questioned Momoniat's presence at every standing committee on finance.
Shivambu allegedly wondered why Momoniat would be present since he is "non-African".
This remark obviously ruffled quite a few political feathers and Yunus Carrim had to call Shivambu to order.
Furthermore, Shivambu also allegedly said that Momoniat has a superiority complex which interferes with his ability to follow orders from his African seniors.
Momoniat reacted to Shivambu's allegations with contempt.
As could be expected, Shivambu's outburst caused some intense waves in the social media world and South Africans chose sides on Twitter.
However, the EFF did not completely condemn Shivambu's remarks. According to them, Momoniat really does not recognise African leadership.
The ANC did not approve of Shivambu's remarks. They called what he did 'blatant racism'.
Briefly.co.za learned that it is reported that Shivambu said he thinks Momoniat undermines Africans.
It is believed Shivambu also said that Momoniat does not take the finance minister seriously. According to Shivambu, Momoniat thinks he is superior to the finance minister and the deputy finance minister.
Shivambu complained that Momoniat takes all the decisions and he acts as if he is the National Treasury all by himself.
The ANC has strongly rejected the remarks made by Shivambu and stated that his remarks border on extreme racism.
According to eNCA Shivambu has stated that his remarks never had to do with Momoniat's race. He is concerned about Momoniat's undermining attitute towards African leaderhip.
Shivambu shared the news on his remarks with his Facebook followers:
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