Ntsiki Mazwai, Andile Ncube & Steve Hofmeyr share thoughts on Andile Mngxitama's speech
Days after Black First Land First (BLF) president Andile Mngxitama made a statement about killing white people that shook SA and ignited a heated debate, Mzansi celebs have also added voices to the debate.
Ntsiki Mazwai, Andile Ncube & Steve Hofmeyr had different opinions about Andile Mngxitama's speech.
Mngxitama urged supporters at a party rally in Potchefstroom to kill white people and their pets should black people be attacked and killed. The comments saw calls from many South Africans asking that Mngxitama be prosecuted for hate speech.
The BLF has since has defended its president saying that Mngxitama had been speaking in the context of self-defence at the time. Andile Ncube said he didn't care what the context was, he was absolutely not on board with anything the BLF leader said in his speech.
Ncube joined many South Africans in condemning Mngxitama's speech and he added that Mngxitama was not representing other black people, like himself.
"Dear white people, like the few of you who fought against your own because you knew apartheid was wrong, I will fight with you because this stupidity is wrong! This idiot does not represent me or any black person I know! PS: I don’t care for context," Ncube said.
Dear white people, like the few of you who fought against your own because you knew apartheid was wrong I will fight with you because this stupidity is wrong!!!!— Andile Ncube (@AndileNcube) December 11, 2018
This idiot does not represent me or any black person I know!
PS: I don’t care for context!!! https://t.co/SOE5oKI1EF
Andile Ncube wasn't the only one who reacted strongly to the speech.
Ntsiki defended Mngxitama and reasoned that Mngxitama was just a "soul trying to reverse the black oppression."
I'm gonna say this once.....Andile Mngxitama is NOT a black extremist 🙄🙄🙄🙄 that is a soul trying to reverse the Black Oppression- you just have such a low self worth as Africans you can't see that.— DownloadTheMasterpiece🐝 (@ntsikimazwai) December 12, 2018
Andile is being shut down by the system and you are helping the system instead of standing up for your own....what the fuck is wrong with you?— DownloadTheMasterpiece🐝 (@ntsikimazwai) December 12, 2018
Steve Hofmeyr also added his two cents, which included a call for all anti-EFF and anti-BLF people to take action by signing a petition that, if successful, would see the EFF and BLF be disqualified by the electoral law.
The petition would list why they may not participate in the election. Hofmeyr implored the IEC to put the Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996 to good use.
Ons slaap nie. Toekomsvonk vra jou handtekening op 'n petisies waar ons lys hoekom die EFF en BLF lank reeds deur die kieswet gediskwalifiseer moes wees. Hulle mag daarvolgens NIE deelneem aan die verkiesing nie. Vatso. Hier: https://t.co/Wv737T5MnJ @toekomsvonk— Steve Hofmeyr (@steve_hofmeyr) December 11, 2018