Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

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Ndlozi defends Lesotho migrants: ‘We won’t be silenced by xeno-idiots’

EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi believes the ANC – and not a failed border with Lesotho – is to blame for unemployment, crime and load shedding.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla

Social media is a place where we have access to information and enlightenment, along with rants and controversial rhetoric. So we’ll let you decide on which side of the spectrum Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s latest tweets about Eskom, Lesotho and the ANC belong.


On Wednesday the EFF’s Commissar decided it would be a good time to throw all the blame for xenophobic tensions at the feet of the ANC.

He came to the defence of Lesotho migrants – people who he described as fleeing their homes due to poverty ‘only to be plunged into living in the dire conditions’ of South Africa’s informal settlements.

“We will not be silenced by xenoidiots who are hellbent on peddling the lie that SA’s problem is collapsed boarder (sic) of Lesotho!”

Tweeted Ndlozi, as an aimed shot at all detractors of Lesotho migrants.

However, prior to his ‘xenoidiots’ tweet, he posted about how he saw the people of Lesotho as South Africans in spite of the sovereign divides between the nations.

Throughout the controversies and tensions around foreign nationals, there have been calls for harsher border measures to mitigate illegal entrance into SA.

Although, Ndlozi described how a border between Lesotho and SA would not be as effective as mobilising against the ruling party who he believes are the culprits behind unemployment, crime and load shedding.


In an interview, this month with OFM, a regional radio station based in Bloemfontein, Deputy Minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa shared his concerns about corruption levels and the illegal movement of nationals at the border.

Meanwhile, Ndlozi took the decision on Tuesday to begin the transition from his morning into the afternoon with a tweet against the targeting of black foreigners over European foreigners.

His jab was aimed at Eskom’s chief executive Andre De Ruyter, the person Ndlozi blamed for load shedding.

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