The Media must stop condoning EFF's worst behavior

2014-08-27 07:13

When he was in the ANC, Malema was allowed and encouraged to be unruly and on be on his worst behavior. It backfired for many in the ANC and he was sent packing.

Now he is part of the EFF, and represents the 6% people who voted for him in Parliament and again he is unruly and again on his worst behavior. And the Media and some of us in the public are condoning it like the ANC did when Malema was against President Mbeki.

Many paid a blind eye to it because at the time because they wanted Mbeki gone. The media now is doing the same thing but slightly different: they are ignoring EFF's unruly stunts because they are against President Zuma.

This won't backfire against the party, but it will backfire against the state.

EFF broke into the GP legislature, broke things and not much was said about how wrong it is, but the media praised Malema and laughed the matter off.

Recently they did a shut down of Parliament. Don't get me wrong, asking a question to the President is fine, but expecting him to give you an answer you want to hear or else you sing, bang tables and force an end to a debate, is unreasonable.

Then yesterday the EFF held hostage an ANC municipal manager and made a few threats. And before the Elections they were staging protests, providing people with tyres that resulted in clinics and libraries being burnt down.

Such behavior is not frowned upon by our media because it is part of an uprising against the ANC. Many amongst us need to be able to criticize the ANC while not immunizing those who oppose it from criticism. Your hate for President Zuma or the ANC shouldn't be so much that you encourage bad behavior.

Opposing the ANC with lawlessness, even if with a just cause, does not make you right..

You might like what the EFF is doing  but you won't like it when people start dying. Many conflicts in Africa has political roots. Many people have died because of actions and behavior of their leaders in government.

A friend of mine on Facebook laughed this off and said EFF is for "Zuma Kingdom to fall". But the EFF is for South Africa Kiggdom to fall. In many places elsewhere, politicians like President Zuma and Malema never get caught in the crossfire of their actions. It will be us small people who will suffer when EFF's bad behavior backfires.

Very few of us believed the EFF wouldn't stage a COUP and try to unseat a President trough force. In fact, they promised one before elections but didn't do it. They will get tired of opposition benches and they know an electoral victory for them will not come soon.

We can not encourage lawlessness and anarchy in our country.

94% of the electorate rejected the EFF. This should be a humbling factor for them as they don't represent the aspirations of South Africans.

You really don't have to be an ANC member or a Zuma supporter to know what EFF is doing and that it will backfire for South Africa.

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