- The EFF's Dali Mpofu has criticised Cyril Ramaphosa's policies as "anti-black"
- He also claimed that Ramaphosa had the backing of the "Neoliberal" media
- Mpofu said that any black person who votes for the ANC "needs a psychiatrist"
EFF national chairperson, Dali Mpofu, has slammed Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC for being "anti-black"
He said that the ANC had overtaken the DA as a party which represented "the most right-wing, anti-black policies".
He made the comments with reference to the British magazine The Economist's endorsement of Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Economist is a popular publication which is known for advocating for free trade and free markets, among other policies. Mpofu, however, condemned it as "the foremost tabloid of Neoliberalism" in a tweet.
In the Economist article, the magazine argues that the public should vote for the ANC in order provide Ramaphosa with a strong mandate, thus allowing him to more effeectively root out corruption, according to The Citizen.
This is a view held by some commentators in South Africa as well. However, Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane, for example, have offered counter-arguments.
Zille claims that the best way for a voter to strengthen Ramaphosa's ability to take on corruption would be to vote DA, as a strong opposition would be better at holding corrupt officials to account.
Mpofu, however, disagreed with The Economist's take, Briefly.co.za gathered. He went on to claim that "ANY Black South African who votes for the choice of The Economist needs a PSYCHIATRIST!"
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