Ndlozi divides opinion on saying Mandela’s name used to ‘neutralise black people’

The comments came as the country celebrated Mandela Day on 18 July.


Major criticism against EFF member Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s views regarding Nelson Mandela has surfaced on Twitter, with some users even accusing Ndlozi of seeking attention for questioning Mandela’s input to the country’s history.

Questioning one of Mandela’s quotes, Ndlozi asked what the former statesman meant by them.

In his tweets, Ndlozi asked: “Mandela once said he fought against ‘black domination’ … Can those with rigorous minds help me process this?

“Where in the world or history have people been dominated by ‘blacks’? Where has this blackness represented domination, superiority, and privilege? What did Mandela mean?”

The comments came as the country celebrated Mandela Day on 18 July, as many conducted different acts of service for 67 minutes.

While some questioned Ndlozi’s motives, some appeared to salute Ndlozi on his radical views.

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