[LISTEN] 'By appeasing EFF you legitimise the reemergence of fascism'

Wits University Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib says the African National Congress (ANC) has appeased what he believes is the politics of fascism in the Economic Freedom Fighters.

In an opinion piece published by the Daily Maverick, Habib writes, "The EFF is similarly redefining its raison de tat. But addicted as it is to political spectacle, it has become even more prone to a political populism that incites racism, advocates extreme policies outside any evidential base, and creates a militaristic, violent, nihilistic macho-culture."

He adds, "The EFF may be younger and perhaps even more politically adept, but its track record is as populist, corrupt and administratively incompetent as the Zuma camp ever was".

He spoke to Stephen Grootes to elaborate.

You have seen in recent days this desire to attract back Julius Malema to the ANC and I think this is effectively this attempt at appeasement.

Adam Habib, University of Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor

I think this a very dangerous attempt because what it brings within the organisation is a particular type of politics. . A politics that borders on racism, a politics that is particularity militant and violent. A politics that takes on rights but never takes on responsibility.

Adam Habib, University of Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor

I think if you continue to appease them what you do is legitimise them and buy legistimising them you create the reemergence of the politics of fascism.

Adam Habib, University of Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor

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