Pretoria - The Julius Malema-led Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Tuesday said it was is in full support of the views expressed on Twitter by "our Ambassador to Denmark" Zindzi Mandela whose views have divided public opinion across South Africa on the emotive land issue.
Mandela, the daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, set Twitter ablaze recently with a series of fiery tweets about “white cowards and shivering land thieves”.
On Tuesday, EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said Zindzi Mandela had "correctly tweeted about the need for black people to get their land back from white land thieves and racists".
"Following this tweet, the racist AfriForum has called on her to be fired as an Ambassador to Denmark. We reject this call as racist, and seeking to suppress a legitimate open cry by the African child that land must be returned to its rightful owners, the black people. No African child must ever be suppressed or even threatened with losing any job or privileges for speaking the truth about the land," said Ndlozi.
"The land question must be resolved for a true decolonization of our country to happen. Without the land, political freedom is futile and will soon be a joke. There is nothing racist by stating the correct fact that white people drove a racist project of land dispossession called colonisation. Through colonisation they also gained cultural, religious and educational superiority, whilst suppressing and demonizing Africans."