Con­dem­na­tion of ‘pit­bulls’ is not nearly good enough

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Siyanda Mh­longo

THE CON­DEM­NA­TION of Ja­cob Zuma’s new “po­lit­i­cal pit­bulls”, Black First, Land First, who in­tim­i­dated Peter Bruce, is not good enough.

Rea­sons for this prim­i­tive be­hav­iour have to be told and only he can tame them.

It is ANC pres­sure on th­ese “po­lit­i­cal pit­bulls” that will stop them.

Min­is­ter Fik­ile Mbalula must walk the talk and act now be­cause vi­su­als are there as ev­i­dence.

We must speak to the moral con­science of the ANC par­tic­u­larly Ayanda Dlodlo, Jackson Mthembu, Zizi Kodwa and Humphrey Max­eg­wana to ask the Zuma fam­ily to dis­tance it­self from BFLF.

Only once has the ANC dis­tanced it­self from Hlaudi Mot­soe­neng’s re­ac­tions and state­ments. He is cur­rently cam­paign­ing for Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to take over from her ex-bed­room mate as ANC pres­i­dent.

Out­stand­ing jour­nal­ists as­so­ci­ated them­selves with the ANC such as Alex la Guma, Brian Bunting, Ruth First, Mar­ion Sparg, Nat Ser­ache, Then­jiwe Mt­intso, Zwe­lakhe Sisulu, Mt­hole­phi Mthimkhulu, Joe Gqabi and many more.

Lib­er­a­tion his­tory has Don­ald Woods, Ag­grey Klaaste, Percy Qoboza, Thami Mazwai, Subri Goven­der, Phil Mthimkhulu, and Ameen Akhal­wayo.

We are fresh from the hero­ism of the SABC 8, and we now have the in­tim­i­da­tion of Bruce. Dif­fer­ing with him ide­o­log­i­cally is not a prob­lem but to do what th­ese “po­lit­i­cal pit­bulls” did means we are back in the days of Jimmy Kruger and Black Septem­ber.

In his book Peo­ple’s War, Charles Nqakula de­tailed how the BJ Vorster-PW Botha regimes sup­pressed the me­dia.

BFBL claims to de­fend the Gup­tas, in­di­rectly the Zuma fam­ily, be­cause this no­to­ri­ous fam­ily is black. To them truths in the e-mails are lies cre­ated by white mo­nop­oly cap­i­tal.

I know Andile Mngxi­tama from Wits Uni­ver­sity as a Black Con­scious­ness ide­o­logue who hated im­pe­ri­al­ism and the other side of it, cor­rup­tion. Since leav­ing the EFF he has be­come a “stooge” of the Zup­tas.

He must tell us “how can thieves ad­vance a Left agenda in the same way Cyril Ramaphosa will never turn Left no mat­ter that to­day he is in­di­cat­ing Left?”

Once we al­low th­ese “po­lit­i­cal pit­bulls” to in­tim­i­date Bruce, next are Ben Turok, Bar­barah Ho­gan, Mar­ion Sparg, Jeremy Cronin, Mary Met­calfe, Al­bie Sachs, and Ron­nie Kas­rils just be­cause they are whites.

As cus­to­dian of the ANC code of con­duct, Gwede Man­tashe has done noth­ing to charge th­ese hooli­gans with tar­nish­ing the good name of Oliver Tambo, Nel­son Man­dela, Peter Mok­aba, Lulu John­son, David Makhura and An­war Dra­mat.

Stand up, de­fend free­dom of speech! Nxa­m­alala, tame your po­lit­i­cal pit­bulls! May Suna Ven­ter rest in peace. KwaDukuza

SUB­JECTS OF PROBE: Ajay and Atul Gupta. They are said to en­joy im­mu­nity.

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