Mzansi reacts to Gareth Cliff's message to President Cyril Ramaphosa
Gareth Cliff speaks from bosom of white privilege. He knows there is no SAPS or SANDF that could ever conceive of unleashed violence on white bodies. No one fears white bodies like SA repressive apparatuses. They are designed to protect white bodies from the rest of us.— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) May 2, 2020
Yo @GarethCliff, 2 corrections here quickly. 1.) it’s not just about your own health, it’s about everyone else’s as well. 2.) It’s not “us against the government”, it’s you against the government & if I feel like you’re a hazard to those I love, then it’s you against me. https://t.co/8xC0J1p3HB— Sizwe Dhlomo (@SizweDhlomo) May 2, 2020
I find it rather funny that whites use the black experience as a talking point when they voice their grievances to government. Job insecurity, living in informal settlement, poverty. None of these things they experience. They must speak from their own social standing. Not ours.— Bambani91 (@01Ne010) May 2, 2020
"There's more of us than there are police & soldiers" is he threatening a revolution over di cigarette 😅— Madikizela (@ShreksBeloved) May 2, 2020
As if white people have what it takes to riot, the same people who stopped for lunch during #ZumaMustFall protest.? 😂😂😂😂
Dear @GarethCliff, you're the big man now huh? Not afraid of the desease? Do you have any idea what havoc it'll wreck on our atrocious health system? Many of our people have comorbid conditions and takes their chances at the risk of death.— Big Mo (@MogomotsiLebot2) May 2, 2020
You're being stupid and irresponsible.
So, who is this WE he speaks of? You break the rules, you are put in jail. Simple. pic.twitter.com/vdcEUZjQzW— Storch_TheCityzen (@cityzenStorch) May 2, 2020
Who paid him to say this? Imagine all this for cigarettes. Even alcohol nje!— Thick Mamie 😜 (@Filwe_Flow) May 2, 2020
I am craving alcohol like crazy, buy this is unnecessary. Like a child who’s toys were taken away.
In a message of his own, ANC MP Faiez Jacobs called Cliff selfish and reckless.