- The EFF's Floyd Mavimba shared a controversial tweet accompanied by a clip of Mandela and Ramaphosa speaking during the announcement of Britain investment in SA years ago
- In his caption of the clip, Mavimba accuses Mandela and Ramaphosa of selling SA out to British colonialism
- His tweet was met with mixed reactions from tweeps who shared their thoughts in the comment section
Floyd Mavimba recently shared a controversial Twitter post in which he called Mandela and Ramaphosa "sell-outs." The tweet was accompanied by a video of a throwback news production in which Nelson Mandela and Cyril Ramaphosa address South Africa's part in Britain's investment in the country.
According to Mavimba, the two played a role in selling South African resources to "British colonialists" despite having achieved political freedom. He then accused Ramaphosa of continuing to sell the country out - something he and presumably his party, are determined to fight.
"Colonial subjects who sold this country to British colonialism even after attainment of so called political freedom. They’re still on the same mission of selling out our country’s resources through nonsensical structural reforms. We will fight them." he wrote.
Here are some of the comments made by Twitter users.
"So what’s your plan because clearly you know the problem."
"Our first problem was Mandela."
"Most of your life you were party and parcel of ANC. All this information you revealing now isn’t new, you knew About it. You guys even benefited financially from it all over the years. What changed now? Did you guys just realize this now?"
"You were there ,you were part of that establishment. You now speak as if you were not there. The environment at time was good for whatever there were doing ,there were not selling out at all so please don't come and mislead people."
Briefly.co.za also reported, The ANC has decided to reimburse the government for allowing a delegation of top officials to use an SA National Defence Force jet to travel to Zimbabwe for party business.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, who had joined the delegates on the trip, released a statement on Tuesday confirming the ruling party's intention to rectify the situation:
"We travelled in an unusual manner and profusely humble ourselves where we went wrong during the lockdown and will reimburse the government for the costs incurred on behalf of our delegation. Our delegation is under quarantine in line with our lockdown regulations."
Despite the immense backlash over how the party arrived in Harare to meet with Zanu PF leadership over the challenges in the nation, Magashule felt that the trip had been a 'successful mission'.
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