- Floyd Shivambu has defended Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
- This follows the backlash Ndlozi received after videos emerged of him taking instructions from Malema
- Many felt like he was being treated like a servant
EFF second-in-command Floyd Shivambu has defended party spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi after the backlash he has received from social media. Two videos from the party's sixth anniversary celebration in Mpumalanga sparked some reaction as they showed Ndlozi "taking instructions" from Julius Malema.
Shivambu has come out in defence of his colleague and slammed the "small minds and fools" who had negative comments. He took to Twitter and posted:
"Of course the small minds & Fools will write nonsense about Dr. @MbuyiseniNdlozi because he’s the brightest, most qualified and most eloquent young revolutionary political leader in South Africa and Africa currently. By all standards he is. Dogs don’t bark at motionless vehicles!"
Many have questioned the dynamics of Ndlozi and Malema's friendship, believing that he was being treated like an ice boy.
Twitter user Kelebogile Kepadisa responded to Floyd by saying:
"The issue is not that he is not bright or qualified. We are saying that do not treat him like he is an Intern! He is a Spokesperson & it should end there. Your CIC should stop exploiting him, but if you don't have a problem with it maybe you should start doing the running around"
While Siyabonga Gasa said:
"Floyd we just expressing an opinon about ur PHD graduate who's being tossed around like a doll...take it as constructive feedback..."
"Honestly speaking that guy's intelligence can be of good use for the country than to be an ice boy"
The EFF's Fana Mokoena also defended Ndlozi with a post that said:
"He is humble and disciplined. He remains a servant and a ground force for the organisation he serves. He leads, is being led, and allows other to lead. Salute"
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