- Mbuyiseni Ndlozi questioned Nelson Mandela's legacy in a series of social media posts
- The EFF MP claimed the former president is no longer a 'useful' figure when it comes to confronting social inequality
- This comes as SA celebrated the 102nd anniversary of the late icon's birth
Economic Freedom Fighters MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has weighed in on the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela as the nation commemorates the 102nd anniversary of his birth.
Questioning one of the former president's quotes, Ndlozi took to social media to comment:
"Mandela once said he fought against 'black domination'. Can those with rigorous minds help me process this? Where in the world or history have people been dominated by 'blacks'? Where has this blackness represented domination, superiority & privilege? What did Mandela mean?"
The former party spokesperson then continued to claim that Mandela was no longer a 'useful' figure when it comes to driving social justice in SA:
“Mandela is no longer a useful figure to confront injustices of racial violence, exploitation and marginalization. His name is used each year to neutralize black people into a false racial unity, peace and reconciliation. Mandela himself allowed this when he was alive!”
One social media user pointed out that the quote that Ndlozi had referred to, in full, is the following:
"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all people will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that EFF leader Julius Malema and Dali Mpofu raised a few eyebrows after attending the funeral of Mandela's recently deceased daughter, Zindzi Mandela.
The two EFF big wigs had posted photos posing with funeral attendants minus face masks or social distancing.
The incident had earned the politicians fierce criticism after the government highlighted the risk associated with burials during the pandemic.
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