Reactions to Ntsiki Mazwai’s open letter to President Ramaphosa
Following the 21 days lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ntsiki Mazwai shared 3 audio on Twitter, reacting to the instruction given.
The controversial poet dragged the President, believing he prioritizes money instead of the people.
Ntsiki said: “I feel like because you were never held accountable to Marikana so you didn’t learn the lesson and now you’re about to repeat the mistake on a larger scale. The fact that you broke up the company and sold it off essentially means that you ran away.”
“You have a tendency of putting money ahead of your own people. You have a tendency to appease the white master at the expense of your people. You will never be able to rationalize why you’re a billionaire in such a poverty stricken country and we can’t point to anything you have created.”
“Your white solutions are not going to work on African people. We do not have equal footing. Lucky you, 21 days will do NOTHING to your livelihood, for the vast majority of us Africans, this 21days is the difference between making ends meet and bankruptcy.”
“You have a car for you to adhere to one person per car, Mr Ramaphosa the majority of your people are stacked up in dehumanizing cramped up taxis and buses. Mr President you have never had to be squashed up in masihlalisane 4 4 so you are in no position to talk so Big. To a lot of us you are nothing but a life version of Seargant Sabela on Sarafina.”
“Now let’s address the fattest and pinkest elephant in the room. Mr President the people who are gaining the most financially from this Lock down is white big business. Again we find you here in the middle of a situation where whites are benefiting while your people suffer? We are seeing the shopping stores owned by your white associates”.
However, Ramaphosa is yet to react to her words but Twitter users have spilled out their feelings regarding Ntsiki’s reaction.
— ?? (@Imsollyntuli) March 29, 2020
"Deprive the native intellectual capacity" – Verwoerd
Even Ntsiki Mazwai's father distanced himself from her truth.
That Apartheid bantu-educated generation, I tell you. So sad?
That's why Thandi Modise will french kiss De Klerk. They don't understand.
— ????NTHAPELENG???? (@Nthapeleng__) March 29, 2020
Ntsiki Mazwai's open letter hit hard?
— IG: Kefiloe_sello?️?? (@Kefiloe_sello) March 29, 2020
The open letter from ntsiki mazwai to the president is nothing but facts
Look I don’t usually agree with her execution and delivery of things but that letter ??
— 4th of April ?? (@GopolangSemenya) March 29, 2020
This is how i feel after seeing @ntsikimazwai open letter to the president.
In olden days Jesus die for us in calvary, but today Ntsiki stood against sellouts we call our leaders.✊?♂️ pic.twitter.com/Go4NUkI9O8
— Sbo zitha mngwengwe?? (@sbo_zitha) March 29, 2020