Mbuyiseni Ndlozi accused of 'dividing the nation' after Springboks tweet
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".
Congratulations to #SiyaKolisi. the rest go get your congratulations from Prince Harry— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) November 2, 2019
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'.
#ndlozi what an educated waste 🚮, while other PhD holders are contributing, creating new knowledge, writing articles, our African black 🖤 educated star 🌟 #ndlozi is busy dividing us according to race & scoring empty political tries. What a shame. pic.twitter.com/9oAriZguwE— Tomza (@1_tiboss) November 3, 2019
#Ndlozi and #Ntsiki should just marry each other nje. Their names have 6 letters in common. They are both irrelevant and need rescue.— Mozii Maleka (@Maleka_ms2) November 2, 2019
The obsession with WHITE people is slowly killing your metal health.
What a disgusting tweet from this EFF clown. This person sits in our parliament. How disgusting. He clearly wants South Africa divided - and that benefits him as a politician. Shameful! #ndlozi https://t.co/59A6EfQOEv— Phumlani M. Majozi (@PhumlaniMMajozi) November 2, 2019
Others defended Ndlozi, saying he was just speaking his truth.
Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi did the things izolo and I stan harder than ever.— #BlackLivesMatter (@sne_ndlovuSA) November 3, 2019
Besahleli abantu etafuleni bephuza bejabulile, Dr Ndlozi came and toppled the table!😂😂😂
He showed yall!
Fake unity yamakaka😂😂
When has South Africa ever been united?#ndlozi pic.twitter.com/p7tSsnCPre
I love nonconformists. Only dead fish go with the flow. I like those who swim against the current.— Lerato wa mo Zulu (@UnmovedLee) November 2, 2019
I'm not EFF by mistake.
Agitate. Upset the establishment. Revise the narrative. Write a different story. Stand away from the crowds. #asijiki #Ndlozi #Shivambu
Lead us @MbuyiseniNdlozi you proved that you are fighting for blacks.— Mkhusa Junior (@Mkhusa_Junior) November 2, 2019
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