Steenhuisen dubbs Ndlozi 'the grinch who stole Christmas'

Steenhuisen dubs Ndlozi 'the grinch who stole Christmas'

Democratic Alliance (DA) parliamentary leader John Steenhuisen has lashed the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as a party “that appeals to haters”.

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This comes after EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi refused to congratulate the Springboks on their Rugby World Cup win in Japan on Saturday.

In a series of tweets, Ndlozi expressed frustration towards the country's colonial history and the British empire's role in it.

In his tweets, Ndlozi would only acknowledge Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.

The 32 - 12 win against England has been hailed as a nation building exercise.

The comments caused widespread anger, with many accusing Ndlozi of seeking to divide the country.

"I think what gives the parties like the EFF and people like Mr Ndlozi chest pains is when they see South Africans of all cultures, all races celebrating something together because the EFF speaks to the haters," says Steenhuisen.

"That's why they get very upset when they see South Africans pulling together because it doesn't play into their narrative of division."

Steenhuisen appealed to Ndlozi to allow South Africans to enjoy the win.

"Mr Ndlozi needs to stop being the grinch who stole Christmas and let South Africa really enjoy this special moments that's been given to us by Siya Kolisi and the Springboks."

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<blockquote class="embedly-card"><h4><a href="">Ramaphosa hails "the champions of the world"</a></h4><p>"It's a great outcome", said Ramaphosa, moments after Springboks, led by captain Siya Kolisi, beat England 32-12 at the International Stadium Yokahama. "The boys have outshone everyone in the world. They are the best; they are the best team."</p></blockquote>

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