Twitter was ablaze after EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi congratulated Springboks captain Siya Kolisi on Twitter but told the rest of the team to "get congratulations from Prince Harry". Picture: Nhlanhla Phillips/ African News Agency (ANA)
Twitter was ablaze after EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi congratulated Springboks captain Siya Kolisi on Twitter but told the rest of the team to "get congratulations from Prince Harry". Picture: Nhlanhla Phillips/ African News Agency (ANA)

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi accused of 'dividing the nation' after Springboks tweet

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Nov 3, 2019

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Cape Town - Twitter was ablaze after Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi congratulated Springboks captain Siya Kolisi on Twitter but told the rest of the team to "get congratulations from Prince Harry".

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/SiyaKolisi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SiyaKolisi... the rest go get your congratulations from Prince Harry

โ€” Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi)

This comes after the South Africa's Springboks clinched their third World Cup title with a crushing 32-12 victory over England at Yokohama Stadium in Japan. 

South Africans saw the match and the victory as nation-building and as a way to unify the country. 

Some accused Ndlozi of being racist, saying he was 'dividing the nation'.

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ndlozi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ndlozi pic.twitter.com/KhzA2kDFSy

โ€” Mfundoyakhe (@Mfundoyakheey)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/ndlozi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ndloziwhat an educated waste ๐Ÿšฎ, while other PhD holders are contributing, creating new knowledge, writing articles, our African black ๐Ÿ–ค educated star ๐ŸŒŸ #ndlozi is busy dividing us according to race & scoring empty political tries. What a shame....... pic.twitter.com/9oAriZguwE

โ€” Tomza (@1_tiboss)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ndlozi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ndloziand #Ntsiki should just marry each other nje. Their names have 6 letters in common. They are both irrelevant and need rescue.

The obsession with WHITE people is slowly killing your metal health.

โ€” Mozii Maleka (@Maleka_ms2)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/ndlozi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ndlozi https://t.co/59A6EfQOEv

โ€” Phumlani M. Majozi (@PhumlaniMMajozi)

Others defended Ndlozi, saying he was just speaking his truth. 

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/ndlozi?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ndlozi pic.twitter.com/p7tSsnCPre

โ€” #BlackLivesMatter (@sne_ndlovuSA)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/asijiki?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#asijiki #Ndlozi #Shivambu

โ€” Lerato wa mo Zulu (@UnmovedLee)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/strongertogether?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#strongertogethercelebration to pieces ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃand I love it๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ @MbuyiseniNdlozi #ndlozi pic.twitter.com/Hmqjjhll2J

โ€” Thulani Bambo (@BamboThulani)

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/MbuyiseniNdlozi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MbuyiseniNdloziyou proved that you are fighting for blacks.

The Springbok does not represent the demographics of South Africa

We have so many black rugby players who are denied chances to play yet they call for stupid unity #ndlozi pic.twitter.com/03Mt5AOPPZ

โ€” Mkhusa Junior (@Mkhusa_Junior)

IOL

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