- EFF spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, spoke at the funeral of Enock Mpianzi, the 13-year-old boy who drowned
- Ndlozi's speech rubbed many people the wrong way and they called it 'disgusting'
- The politician spoke about the documentation of foreigners in South Africa
When Mbuyiseni Ndlozi did a speech at the Kensington Secondary School hall, he ticked off many people.
It was the funeral of Enock Mpianzi, the 13-year-old boy whose drowning sent shockwaves through South Africa in January.
Ndlozi started talking about the documentation of foreigners, and soon his speech became fiery and passionate.
This did not sit right with South Africans who thought he was being inappropriate and labelled his behaviour as 'disgusting'.
Ndlozi asked mourners if Nelson Mandela was asked for papers when he received military training across the continent.
"How dare you ask another fellow African for a paper?
"Can’t you see this is their home? They are African. Do you ask Italians for papers? Do you ask the British for papers?"
Briefly.co.za noticed that the ANC has come out to condemn the speech, calling it "opportunism and exploitation".
Here's what upset South Africans had to say:
"Such a lack of empathy, it's disgusting"
"I hate seeing this video. Imagine using a 13-year-olds funeral to advance your political agenda. Disregarding the grief and pain of the family. This is very distasteful."
"I think he has watched too many Greta videos. How dare you?? They do use every opportunity they get to spew their propaganda."
"So the period of mourning of a family is used as political platform for politicians...this is insulting."
"Hijack a memorial service to score political points, just like his master did."
"Such a disappointing scene what happened to sympathizing with the family, offering your heartfelt condolences?"
"What the hell was he doing there in the 1st. Why do politicians like taking over funerals and turn them in a battlefield..."
"Politicians are the worst bunch! Everything is a platform to push an agenda..."
Earlier, it was reported that EFF leader Julius Malema was called an opportunist after he posed for photos with the young boy's grief-stricken parents.
Malema visited the family of the Parktown Boys' pupil and one photo stood out for Mzansi and it led to a full-blown 'twar'.
Peeps were not impressed.
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