Ndlozi vs Mashaba: Politicians exchange blows over open borders

Ndlozi vs Mashaba: Politicians exchange blows over open borders

- Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Herman Mashaba have butted heads on social media over opening borders

- The politicians have opposing views regarding foreign nationals entering the country to purchase food

- Mzansi social media users weighed in on their argument with their own thoughts

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Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Herman Mashaba have exchanged blows on social media regarding their opposing views on opening borders in South Africa. Mashaba took to social media to share a video of Zimbabweans illegally crossing the border to purchase goods in South Africa.

His post highlighted the lack of proper border control and the plight of Zimbabweans living in the allegedly oppressed Zanu-PF state.

The EFF's Ndlozi, however, threw the first punch by calling Mashaba out for opposing the "free flow of people and goods". Ndlozi believes that because the foreign nationals are purchasing goods and supporting the Mzansi economy, nothing is wrong with crossing the border illegally.

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The pair's back-and-forth exchange resulted in social media users weighing in on the debate. Many South Africans firmly disagreed with Ndlozi's reasoning. Twitter user JerryVanLamola said:

"This tweet doesn't uphold the constitution of SA. You clearly forgot about the oath you took in parliament."

LordSizwe said:

"No wena Ndlozi. They are buying from Bangladesh and Somalians. Angith now there's more foreigners who run small business than South Africans."

MissB20_10 said:

"Do you think if tables were turned Zimbabweans law enforcement & its government were gonna allow such lawlessness to happen in their country? It's only us the Banana Republic of the continent with stupid weak leaders who allow this disrespect to happen in our country."

Shokwakhe16 said:

"I wonder why people are still taking this useless doctor and EFF serious."


"So we must celebrate that someone crossed a border to buy food? Zimbabweans are suffering. I wouldn't even want to get to another city to buy food. Read to understand."

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Ndlozi vs Mashaba: Politicians exchange blows over open borders
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi trended on social media after his comments to Herman Mashaba. Image: @mbuyisenindlozi/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Meanwhile, five borders between South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe will remain closed as Level 1 lockdown regulations take effect. Even though SA has opened international borders, Zimbabwe has only opened for repatriation of its nationals while Botswana has only opened for cargo and essential travellers.

The affected borders in South Africa are those bordering the neighbouring countries in Limpopo and North West provinces.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that the EFF's Julius Malema came for ActionSA's Herman Mashaba yesterday on social media. Julius asked where he could get the pictures of Mashaba's heritage events. Juju said on social media:

"Where can I get the pictures of @HermanMashaba’s heritage day events, just want to check something?"

This spicy tweet from Julius Malema could suggest that he believes that Herman Mashaba and his political party do not care much about the heritage of South Africans.

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