Juju’s claims about In­di­ans racist

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Farouk Saloo­jee

WHY WOULD EFF leader Julius Malema high­light job is­sues by pub­licly slat­ing In­di­ans, say­ing that are ill treat­ing work­ers, when In­dian make up only 2% of the South African pop­u­la­tion?

If a worker is un­happy, it’s their demo­cratic right to open a file at the Labour Depart­ment against an em­ployer.

Did Malema or his party in­ves­ti­gate em­ploy­ers of other races, in­clud­ing among the mid­dle class, and those in town­ships and vil­lages?

There hasn’t even been one case re­ported about it in KwaZulu-Natal pa­pers.

If the EFF wants the “do­mes­tic” vote it would be bet­ter to use any­thing but th­ese racist and cheap shots at de­grad­ing In­di­ans, who have a high and fan­tas­tic record of fight­ing for the Strug­gle in South Africa.

Lead­ers like Ma­hatma Gandhi, Ahmed Kathrada, Yusuf Dadoo, Ahmed Ti­mol, Babla Saloo­jee, the Pa­hads, the Naick­ers, The Transvaal and Natal In­dian Congress and so on have played prom­i­nent roles in the Strug­gle. In­di­ans also suf­fered tremen­dously un­der the Group Ar­eas Act in the 1970s.

This fault-find­ing was un­fair and it’s un­ac­cept­able to tar an en­tire na­tion with the same brush.

The fault-find­ing was un­fair and un­ac­cept­able


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