More ex­pected from the EFF

Daily News - - VIEWS & ANALYSIS -

JULIUS Malema is right. It is more than likely that there are some In­dian South Africans who don’t pay their work­ers the min­i­mum wage. But this is also true of African, coloured and white South Africans.

Malema is also right when he says there are In­dian bosses who do not treat their work­ers prop­erly. But you would also find bosses from other race groups who be­have in the same way. The point is that you can’t gen­er­alise. We ex­pect more from the Eco­nomic Free­dom Fight­ers than pop­ulist rhetoric based on race.

This is, af­ter all, a party that wants to im­prove the eco­nomic cir­cum­stances of the work­ing class. In this group, the ma­jor­ity are Africans, but it also in­cludes Indians, coloureds and even whites.

As a re­sult, their fo­cus should be on class rather than race.

But the EFF is still young. One can only hope that with age will come greater ma­tu­rity.

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