Panyaza Lesufi claps back at author who called him 'un-South African'

Panyaza Lesufi claps back at author who called him 'un-South African'

Panyaza Lesufi recently announced that the names of apartheid leaders would be replaced with more inclusive alternatives. This has riled author Dan Roodt, who has accused the MEC of being 'un-South African'.

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Afrikaans author and publisher Dan Roodt has blasted Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

Taking to social media, Roodt accused the politician of making 'racist statements' about not only Afrikaans, but Afrikaans people:

“What right does this racist have to remove Verwoerd’s name from anything? Lesufi is isn’t even South African!"

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Roodt's claims that apartheid leader Hendrik Verwoerd 'never slighted' any racial of language group, adamant that he has read all the former leader's speeches.

Lesufi hasn't let this go unnoticed, announcing that Roodt will apologise to the nation for his comments.

The MEC demanded that evidence should be provided to substantiate these claims, claiming that Roodt will be taken 'to the cleaners', reports The Citizen.

Lesufi replied to Roodt’s tweet on Friday morning, tweeting he would take the author “to the cleaners”.

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