Mr Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi, the youngest member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the National Spokesperson for the party was paid a courtesy visit by some EFF-aligned youths at his Everton home in the Vaal area of Gauteng on thursday.
The youths asked him what he thinks of the current violence and corrupt challenges facing South Africa.
“It is a nation where elected representatives get murdered all the time. Two councillors were killed in separate incidents on the same day — Mandela Day — this year. One of them was shot in his car in front of his children as he was about to drive them to school” he said.
”Their deaths brought the total number of ANC leaders killed in KwaZulu-Natal, in the previous four months, to 13”.
”There have been more than 450 political assassinations in KZN province alone since 1994” Ndlozi lamented.
”Two Economic Freedom Fighters members were killed while campaigning in Tembisa before the local government elections earlier this year”.
”A Democratic Alliance councillor was burnt to death in his house in George just last week”.
”Johannes Baatjies, a DA leader in the Northern Cape, was shot in the head on the evening he was sworn in as a municipal councillor after the elections, together with his business partner”. EEF spokesperson said.
”When the politicians aren’t the target, sometimes they’re the perpetrators.”
Independent Electoral Commission vice-chair Terry Tselane’s recent account of being followed, photographed, labelled an “enemy” and told by ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe that, if he were younger, he would “organise people” to “deal with” Tselane”.
Ndlozi calls on the president to find a lasting solution to the problems facing SA or step down for a more capable hand to take over and make things right.
”Our go-to national mode, it seems, is violence — or the threat of it. Violence has been sown into the soil of our political landscape since time immemorial”, he said.
He urged young South Africans not to pick up tactics of violence and intimidation as they may learn by looking at their leaders.