Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have slammed former president Thabo Mbeki for calling on government to take action against Zindzi Mandela Hlongwane, South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark, for labelling white people as beneficiaries of stolen land on Twitter.
In a statement, the party has not taken kindly to Mbeki saying that Mandela Hlongwane’s tweets were inconsistent with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s message on the land issue.
“President Thabo Mbeki confesses not to know what the actual Twitter comments of Zindzi Mandela were. However, because of an uncontrollable appetite to appear as a paragon of correctness, he still provides comments.
“Essentially, the former president comments on things happening on the ground which he has no knowledge of, true to his aloof self,” EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said.
He added that Mandela Hlongwane had correctly made the observation that white people in South Africa were beneficiaries of stolen land and that in essence, black people did not need the consent of white people to take back their land.