Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was interviewed on Sizwe Mpofu’s show. The interview came directly after a major EFF rally.
Ndlozi’s first statement were those of congratulations to Sizwe Mpofu’s show. He said he calls on all young people to believe in alternative platforms for alternative conversations that are not controlled by those who are in power particularly white monopoly capital.
Sizwe Mpofu asked what Ndlozi’s views were on the Marikana situation and Cyril Ramaphosa’ implication thereof.
“There are two things that are important about Ramaphosa’s contribution to the Marikana tragedy,” Ndlozi said.
“One is evidence that he doesn’t care for workers. Particularly African workers. That reveals him as a self-hating man who probably dreams at least once a day of escaping the colour of his skin.
“The second thing that it reveals him for is that he loves money [more than] he loves people.
“Marikana workers were not blocking the road, they were not fighting against the government, they were not even burning tyres. They were on a mountain demanding R12,500 as a minimum wage and he is the first one to make an argument intellectually that they are not workers, they are criminals,” Ndlozi said.
He added that he feels this gave the police justification “to treat workers on strike as people who are engaged in a criminal activity and then giving them license to kill.”
“God will forgive me, I will never be able to see past that because I think Ramaphosa is unrepentant. The reality of the matter is that given an opportunity … he would do it again,” Ndlozi alleged.
He went on tweeting this statements with the following caption: God will forgive me, but I can’t look past Marikana.’
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Ndlozi went on to express himself and he said that Ramaphosa was an animal and the people of South Africa need to the sort of animal they were dealing with. He further stated that he does not know what Ramaphosa represent as he has been silent to a number of injustices until now that he has become a president. He said that Ramaphosa does not stand for what is right unless it is fashionable for him to do so. He also added that what is eating the president is an ambition a self promoting ambition.
“We are dealing with a person if you put white people this side and black people this side he’ll always choose white people, if you put money on this side and black people on the other side he’ll go for money,”
“And if needs be, in order to gain access to that money he’s willing to kill.” He concluded