Prince Mashele: What I see with the EFF is a demolition brigade

The year is drawing to a close and the 2019 general elections are around the corner.

Has South Africa's third largest party had a good year?

With 25 seats in the Parliament, what impact have the red berets had on South Africans?

Eusebius McKaiser engaged political analyst Prince Mashele and author Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh on the politics of the EFF and what it has been able to achieve this year.

The discussion ranged from racism, Africanism and the parties political ideology.

I'm not arguing that the EFF created black radicalism, I'm arguing that they brought black radicalism in the centre of the South African politics where it belongs and they have done so more effectively than the PAC in the last 20 years.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Author

READ: Prince Mashele 'looking forward' to EFF lawsuit over corruption claims

The question of racial disparity is not some marginal question if that is absent from the South African debate; then what political debate are we having in South Africa? And that is why I think it's a great credit to the EFF that despite being wrong on a number of issues nobody can deny that when racism rears it's ugly head in South Africa people turn to the EFF.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, Author

The image we have of the EFF is an image of a party that breaks things. If these chaps come here cups are going to be upside down which is right. Then the question is where is the constructive ideal? That is the major gap of the EFF.

Prince Mashele, Political analsyt

I don't know what South Africa would look like if we were to hand over the country to the EFF. There is no articulation a constructive ideal. What I see is a demolition brigade. I know they will mess up the place, I just don't know how we would rebuild it.

Prince Mashele, Political analyst

Listen to the full debate below...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
'In a school over 50% black, teachers were still majority white'

'In a school over 50% black, teachers were still majority white'

Pundits on the Eusebius McKaiser Show discuss private schools and their reluctance to hire black teachers.

'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

'Love your vulva the way it is' - Designer vaginas are dangerous, warns Dr Eve

So-called 'designer vaginas' are created through various surgical or non-surgical procedures, explains clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

'We can't allow anybody to attack a member of the ANC with false information'

'We can't allow anybody to attack a member of the ANC with false information'

Jackson Mthembu questions why the ANC has remained silent over accusations levelled at Pravin Gordhan by the EFF.

'R1.8 million of the illicit VBS funds went to the EFF and Julius Malema'

'R1.8 million of the illicit VBS funds went to the EFF and Julius Malema'

The Daily Maverick says the EFF and Julius Malema directly benefited from the VBS Mutual bank heist.

[LISTEN] Pauli Van Wyk details how Malema benefited from VBS looting

[LISTEN] Pauli Van Wyk details how Malema benefited from VBS looting

Journalist at Daily Maverick’s Investigative Team Scorpio, Pauli Van Wyk details how funds were channeled to Malema and his party.

Investigation proves EFF and Malema benefitted from VBS heist - analyst

Investigation proves EFF and Malema benefitted from VBS heist - analyst

Investigations found that the EFF and its president Julius Malema benefited from the VBS Mutual Bank heist.

Popular articles
Africa State of Mind: 'My dream is to be global' -  Sho Madjozi

Africa State of Mind: 'My dream is to be global' - Sho Madjozi

In this episode of Africa State of Mind, Lee Kasumba chats to South African rapper Sho Madjozi about her upbringing, and rise to fame.

'Shutdown of Ndalo Media is no surprise and is a blow to media diversity'

'Shutdown of Ndalo Media is no surprise and is a blow to media diversity'

The company will reportedly shut its doors in January 2019.

'Cyril is the most popular president since Nelson Mandela'

'Cyril is the most popular president since Nelson Mandela'

Author Max de Preez weighs in on where SA would be if Jacob Zuma was still president and the impact of Ramaphosa now.

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

[WATCH] Hilarious little girl tells mom that she needs a boyfriend

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.