The EFF and BLF have moved to defend SA’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela, after AfriForum called for her removal for tweeting her opinion on the contentious land question.

A series of tweets from an unverified Twitter account which could possibly be Zindzi’s caused a social media storm after addressing “apartheid apologists”.

“Dear Apartheid Apologists, your time is over. You will not rule again. We do not fear you. Finally #TheLandIsOurs,” she said.

She also addressed “trembling white cowards” and “thieving rapist descendants of Van Riebeck [sic]” and said she was wondering how the “world of shivering land thieves” was doing.

Her tweets divided social media users, including politicians, who said her tweets were dividing the nation, a message that was contrary to her father’s teachings.

But “Zindzi” said she was not accountable to anyone for her views.

“I am not accountable to any white man or woman for my personal views. No missus or baas here. Get over yourselves #OurLand,” she said.

The EFF dismissed AfriForum’s calls, saying Mandela had every right to air her views on the land issue while the BLF lambasted AfriForum for attempting to “censor” Mandela for holding unorthodox views.

According to the EFF, AfriForum was being “racist” against Mandela, whose view that land must be returned to black people was in contrast to their posture to maintain the status quo.

“We reject this call as racist, and seeking to suppress a legitimate open cry by the African child that land must be returned to its rightful owners, the black people,” said the party on Tuesday.

“No African child must ever be suppressed or even threatened with losing any job or privileges for speaking the truth about the land. The land question must be resolved for true decolonisation of our country to happen.

“There is nothing racist by stating the correct fact that white people drove a racist project of land dispossession called colonisation. Through colonisation they also gained cultural, religious and educational superiority, whilst suppressing and demonising Africans.”

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The EFF and BLF have moved to defend SA's ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi Mandela, after AfriForum called for her removal for tweeting her opinion on the contentious land question. A series of tweets from an unverified Twitter account which could possibly be Zindzi’s caused a social media storm after addressing...