"Mandela sold us out": SA reacts to EFF member's Brackenfell comment

"Mandela sold us out": SA reacts to EFF member's Brackenfell comment

- A young EFF member has been heard saying that Mandela sold SA out while speaking at a clip taken outside Brackenfell residential area

- The clip has resulted in mixed reactions from South Africans who either did or didn't agree with his statement

- Many locals have also started heated debates in the comment section around why the EFF chose a white member to do the interview

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A young EFF member, Jack Markovitz, is quickly gaining both good and bad internet popularity after a clip of him speaking outside the Brackenfell residential area in a candid interview was shared on Twitter.

In the clip, the young Markovitz can be heard saying that he is standing with the EFF against racism that needs to end in the country. According to Jack, he is fighting for land and generational wealth to be handed back to its original owners, presumably black South Africans.

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A few seconds into the clip he can also be heard saying that Nelson Mandela had sold black South Africans out. He then goes on to say that the EFF protests outside Brackenfell High School are meant to fix the problems caused by Mandela after he came into power.

Meanwhile, South Africans have shared their thoughts on the clip. Many of them either agreed or disagreed with Jack, which resulted in heated debates in the comment section. Read a few of their thoughts below.

@deanghann said:

" 'We need to take the land and transfer it to the people of this country' - and that refers to who? Aren’t the people who already own it and it belongs to them not 'people of this country'? A UCT student, lol."

blaq_excelence said:

"Poor white people are angry. I love this young lad."

@No_More_Boleros

"He is a moron, just like the @EFFSouthAfrica."
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SA shares mixed reactions to EFF member statements made outside Brackenfell protests. Source: WillemPet/Twitter
Source: Twitter

In more Briefly.co.za Brackenfell news, Economic Freedom Fighter supporters gathered in masses to protest against racism in Brackenfell on Friday. Hordes of EFF members arrived in buses after leader Julius Malema announced that the party would be responding to the violence dished out against it during an earlier protest.

Police deployed teargas and water cannons on the protesters in an attempt to disperse the crowd. Covid-19 regulations had seen the protest limited to 100 citizens, but this number was quickly exceeded as numerous people joined the march to hand over a memorandum of demands.

Police had opted to deploy these measures to prevent the crowd from reaching the perimeter of the school. The Cape Party had also attempted to protest in support of students, parents and teachers but had been told to leave as their gathering was deemed illegal due to a lack of a permit.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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