EFF needs an apartheid his­tory les­son

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JULIUS Malema, Floyd Shivambu and the EFF need his­tory lessons on apartheid and racism.

Lim­popo and the North West prov­ince have small In­dian pop­u­la­tions com­pared to the rest of South Africa. The ma­jor­ity of us In­di­ans ac­tu­ally live and work in KwaZulu-Natal and Gaut­eng, and not in your world of Lim­popo.

The “oth­ers” Malema and com­pany en­coun­tered from 1994 are most prob­a­bly Pak­istani and Bangladeshi im­mi­grants, whom the ANC al­low in unchecked, with no eco­nomic ben­e­fit to us, be­liev­ing that we In­di­ans can­not cut hair, grill chicken, sell cell­phones or used mo­tor ve­hi­cles, or run spaza shops and su­per­mar­kets.

In­di­ans ar­rived in Dur­ban in 1860, 158 years ago, as in­den­tured labour­ers in KZN. Many of us were evicted from for­mer white ar­eas to In­dian town­ships. Please ex­plain what ben­e­fits we re­ceived from apartheid that you were de­nied.

We are all South African by our birthright – and not Gup­tas.

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