- Mbuyiseni Ndlozi wants a breakdown of the coronavirus data in South Africa
- The People's Bae claims the majority of lives lost must be those of "dispensable" blacks
- Social media users called Ndlozi out for 'racialising' the global pandemic
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Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been accused of 'racialising' the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown with his recent Twitter posts.
Ndlozi tagged health minister Zweli Mkhize in a Twitter post, asking him to release the racial breakdown of the coronavirus date.
He added that he did not think the white community could lose 165 of their own in a week and remain quiet about it.
The former EFF spokesperson then suggested the death numbers indicate those of black lives lost.
"The only lives that don't matter, that are dispensable and voiceless, are black lives," he wrote in the post.
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In another post, Ndlozi suggested the lockdown was to flatten the curve in white communities and after that goal had been achieved, "cheap and easily disposable" black workers were sent back to work.
"I think the SA Covid-19 lockdown was for the white community. It has finally flattened the curve in their white spaces and put all systems in place to function amidst Covid-19: private schools in particular. Now they want their cheap and easily disposable black workers back to work!"
Social media users were divided on his post - while some agreed with Ndlozi, many said the coronavirus does not discriminate.
Peter Thomas, who goes by the Twitter handle @peterthomas661, commented:
"The virus does not discriminate according to ones race/colour. We're all in this together, racialising the crises is not going to make matters any better, only worse."
Another tweep, @thatorization, added:
"Exactly and it's a worldwide pandemic, not a racial pandemic, so what is he talking about?"
Social media user, @Sya_TheEmperor, wrote:
"Just give it a rest Ndlozi, not everything is about race."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the EFF had come out in fierce opposition to the current Covid-19 national lockdown being lifted in South Africa to Level 3.
In a scathing statement issued by the party in response to Ramaphosa's speech on Sunday evening, the party commented that:
"The EFF rejects, with deep sadness, what is effectively the ending of the Covid-19 lockdown. The announcement by Ramaphosa must be read as a resignation speech from fighting Covid-19 and saving lives, especially black lives."
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