Nzimande rubbishes Mangope over others

ALL the dailies reported about Blade Nzimande's comments over the weekend. SABC's Motsweding FM also played a clip of him accusing ANCYL president Julius Malema of playing the ethnic card.

ALL the dailies reported about Blade Nzimande's comments over the weekend. SABC's Motsweding FM also played a clip of him accusing ANCYL president Julius Malema of playing the ethnic card.

Nzimande said if he was "to choose between Mangope and Joe Slovo, he would choose Slovo over Mangope".

Nzimande is himself playing the ethnic card. Kgosi Lucas Mangope was not the only Bantustan leader. Inkosi Gatsha Buthelezi and Inkosi Kaiser Matanzima were too. Why not choose between them and Slovo?

Nzimande hero worships Slovo, but others do not. The Setswana expression "bantlhoi ba kana ka banthati" comes to mind, which loosely translated means don't attach too much importance to your detractors. Nzimande reconciles with our erstwhile oppressors, not with fellow Africans who were used.

Sam Ditshego, Kagiso

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