- DA Parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen has taken a jab at Mbuyiseni Ndlozi's Springbok comments
- The EFF spokesperson has been accused of division for a statement he made following the weekend's Rugby World Cup win
- While Ndlozi might not feel the victory had accomplished much, countless citizens strongly disagree
Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen has weighed in on the buzz around Mbuyiseni Ndlozi's controversial comments.nd
Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF spokesperson had congratulated Springbok captain Siya Kolisi following the Rugby World Cup win, had told the rest to go “get your congratulations from Prince Harry”.
Ndlozi had gone viral for his efforts with many blasting his divisive views on the national victory.
John Steenhuisen shared his views on the situation during an interview with JacarandaFM, commenting that:
“I think what gives the parties like the EFF and people like Mr Ndlozi chest pains is when they see South Africans of all cultures, all races, celebrating something together, because the EFF speaks to the haters. That's why they get very upset when they see South Africans pulling together, because it doesn't play into their narrative of division."
TimesLIVE reports that Steenhuisen felt the Red Beret politician should just allow the country and the team to simply enjoy the moment:
“Mr Ndlozi needs to stop being the grinch who stole Christmas and let South Africa really enjoy this special moment that's been given to us by Siya Kolisi and the Springboks.”
Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed the view that Kolisi is the epitome of transformation in South Africa. The President says that the fact that a man from his background led the national team gives hope to all.
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