While the Springboks team was praised by almost all political parties for their historic victory in the Rugby World Cup, Ndlozi, EFF MP, on Tuesday demanded a resounding speech in Parliament that the Springbok emblem should fall.
According to him, this emblem belongs in the “garbage bin of history”.
However, Ndlozi, who is also the EFF’s national spokesperson, was hacked at the National Assembly for this statement.
He continued his opposition to the “white-dominated” Springboks team on Tuesday. He spoke in time set aside for congratulations to the Springbok rugby team who were crowned world champions in the recent World Cup in Japan.
This comes after he wrote on Twitter ten days ago – shortly after the finale: “Congratulations to #SiyaKolisi. . . the rest will get your congratulations from Prince Harry. “
He said in his address that the EFF has long called for the decolonization of national symbols.
“It underlies our inability to participate in the false celebration of the Springboks, because the Springbok is not an emblem that can be spoken well. This is in parallel with Die Stem . . . and white rule in our society. That is why the rugby team is predominantly white. . .
“No racial unity until the soil returns. No racial unity until black people is paid the same salaries as white people for the same job. No racial unity until the prosperity of the land is shared by everyone living in it. No racial unit until a rugby team emerges that is black-dominated like the country we live in. . . ”
He set out against other symbols dating to the apartheid era.
“We are the generation of #RhodesMustFall. We are the generation of Die Stem must fall. We are the generation that refuses the emotional abuse our parents went through. We are the generation without a hint of doubt; says without any excuse that the Boks should fall. It is a sign of white rule that belongs in the garbage bin of history. “
Several MPs from other parties were dressed in Springbok jerseys and praised the team for their victory.
DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone said you couldn’t fake the joy that most South Africans experienced when Springbok captain Siya Kolisi held the trophy.
“You can’t fake it that 99.99% of South Africans shed a tear when coach Rassie Erasmus gave South Africans a master class in nation-building. You cannot fake the laughter and happiness that was felt when Faf de Klerk met Prince Harry in the locker room in a pair of trousers with the South African flag on it. You cannot fake the outpouring of love that has flowed spontaneously into the streets and airports. . . no. “
FF Plus MP Heloise Jordaan said the Springboks’ victory and the euphoria that followed served as proof that the power of sport should never be underestimated.
“Sport can unite people across multiple borders, as can be clearly seen in South Africa at present. It is now the job of every South African to contribute to the yoke and to work together and build a better future for everyone. ”
Disputes like Ndlozi’s, as well as his speech, are “not acceptable” and receive a red card.
Rev. Kenneth Meshoe, ACDP leader, described Kolisi’s outstanding leadership as inspiring. He also expressed disappointment over Ndlozi’s “divisive” tweet.