No voice for fellow minorities

2017-08-16 06:03

THE leader of the MF, Shameem Rajbansi, must be commended for airing her views with regards to the recent tirade on Indian business owners in KZN by EFF leader Julius Malema­.

Sadly, no other political party in the Midlands Triangle had the courage to condemn the EFF leader who singled out fellow South Africans of Indian origin, tarnishing them all with the same brush.

The deafening silence on this issue by parties claiming to represent “Indian voters” that put them into power is shameful and must be clearly noted by the voters of formerly “Indian areas” and the northern suburbs­ of our city.

Ironically, opposition parties also remained silent in 2011 when Malema, who was the ANC youth leader at the time, used derogatory terms against Indians.

However, it took an NPO like Samrem in this city, to charge Malema, who later withdrew his remarks. Is the opposition and the entire hierarchy afraid of losing the fragile EFF support in the coalitions in the metros and cities they govern? Their deafening silence­ seems a condonation of Malema’s racial slant against Indians.

JAY SINGH

PMB

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