SLR Diary: EFF's Ndlozi cornered himself – and identity politics – on Boks

- | 2 months ago

Many of the news outlets in our country have depicted Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the Economic Freedom Fighters as the Grinch that tried to steal Christmas but did not succeed after his tweet shortly after the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in which he congratulated Siya Kolisi but told that the others that they should get Prince Harry to congratulate them.

For a party that is using identity politics to divide; seeing people of all races celebrating the victory together was a hard one to swallow and Ndlozi tried to snatch that moment away from celebrating South Africans of all races. His efforts to try and separate Kolisi’s achievement  from that of the other members of the team, did not succeed and South Africans came out in their thousands to cheer them on.

Telling was how the Bok captain and Makazole Mapimpi refused to acknowledge any form of division.

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