- Thuli Madonsela's daughter, Wenzile Madonsela Msimanga has weighed in on the battle between the EFF and Clicks
- Msimanga has permanently withdrawn her support for the political party and she opted to make this sentiment public
- The mental wellness activist says that while she supports the EFF's policies, the leadership has let her down
Wenzile Madonsela Msimanga has publicly slammed the Economic Freedom Fighters as the party continues protests against Clicks.
The daughter of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and mental wellness activist says that she no longer believes in the leadership of the party.
Taking to social media to revoke her support, Madonsela Msimange explained her decision:
“I publicly and permanently withdraw my support for the EFF. I still stand by the great policies of the party but the leadership no longer represents me. When someone shows you their true colours, believe them.”
This follows a bitterly heated exchange between her mother and former EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi over the protests against Clicks, sparked by a racially charged advert.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Thuli Madonsela had applauded the positive reaction to the controversy when numerous African woman celebrated their hair by engaging in a viral trend.
Madonsela had felt that this approach was more 'cerebral' than the EFF's reaction commenting that:
"In my view, the Clicks case is a textbook case of unconscious bias. Calling it out is great but anarchy and violence undermine the cause. The best and most cerebral response I've seen so far is a video by young black women, among them my colleague Diane Gahiza."
The video in question snubbed the view that African hair is 'dry and damaged', celebrating the glory of natural hair instead.
Madonsela felt that celebrating African hair is essentially the more intelligent response to the Clicks saga
This opinion irked EFF member Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who responded to Madonsela's comments with venom:
"Find the nearest hell Thuli. When you get there, you know the cerebral thing to do. We need no approval from your coconut logic. Protest is the constitutionally right thing to do when authorities do not punish racism. Black Lives Matter and we stop racism before it kills blacks!"
While Ndlozi had obviously stood by his convictions on the subject many felt that the response was heavy-handed, especially considering that Madonsela had not targeted protesting in her comment.
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