Ndlozi defends controversial RWC comments, won't 'live a lie'

JOHANNESBURG - EFF spokesperson Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi stood by sentiments expressed over the Rugby World Cup victory that some South Africans found controversial.

Ndlozi tweeted on the day of the final, "aggg please, today is England vs. England. I mean during 2010 World Cup the settlers had both flags in their homes & cars. It’s a win-win for them because they are still England at heart! You should be focused on removing apartheid statues".

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The tweet was only one of a series of posts saying the win was being used to create false visions of racial unity in the country where black people are still disadvantaged.

The party spokesperson stood by his comments.

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"I think we have probably been very misunderstood. We admire the type of black excellence that has been demonstrated by the black players in that white-dominated sport in South Africa, white-dominated team," he said.

"We celebrate them on the basis that it's black excellence like we do black people who do exceptionally well.

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"There is a problem of white domination in South Africa, there is a problem in particular in that sport, of white domination which must still be confronted and still be dealt with but the second problem that is the victory of the Springbok is being mobilised to speak about a false racial unity in South Africa which we are unable to be part of."

"There is no Stronger Together, that entire sentiment is misleading," Ndlozi expounded.


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