Mngxitama says the DA is ‘racist to the core’ and an EFF coalition would be like ‘sleeping with Verwoerd’.
Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama said EFF leader Julius Malema would be to blame if the DA “rules Tshwane like it does Cape Town”.
Mngxitama, who says the “DA is racist to the core”, said in weeks to come the City of Tshwane would be ruled by former DA leader Helen Zille, and this would somehow not be good for black people. The EFF is said to be in coalition talks with the DA, and if a deal is brokered between the two parties, the DA could control Tshwane, while the EFF would then take control of Johannesburg, or vice versa.
“When it rules this city like it does Cape Town we must remember it was EFF which gave it dominion over us. Racism doesn’t discriminate it affects all blacks the same way irrespective of politically affiliation. In a few days this city is going to be run by Helen Zille thanks to Juju [Julius Malema]. Those without black consciousness don’t know that white supremacy operates not just as an economic or differential access to services but its deeply implicated in the symbolic,” said Mngxitama.
“The ANC is the bodyguard of white capital which can and should have been pushed to return land for the metros. The DA is the party of the enemy of black people. How do you say we must live under oppression and you call it victory? We shall remember who put us under Zille.”
The former EFF MP said going into coalition with DA “slave masters” just to punish the ANC was a sign of lack of ideological clarity on EFF’s part, and was no different tthan going into coalition with apartheid architect Hendrik Verwoerd while trying to punish black traditional leaders.
“How is surrendering Joburg the economic head quarters of S.A. to the party of white monopoly capital (DA) advancing the struggle for economic freedom? Going into a coalition with DA to punish the ANC is like going to bed with Verwoeds [sic] the father of apartheid to punish homeland leaders like [Lucas] Mangope and Mathanzima. This shows total lack of ideological clarity about what is the central contradiction in SA since 1652,” added the BLF leader.
“The idea that our enemy is Zuma and the Guptas was hatched in London to protect white capital and white interests. Mamphele failed to rescue the DA as per London the EFF is doing the job.”