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President Zuma’s Son Edward Zuma under Fire for hate speech

President Zuma's eldest son Edward Zuma in Zulu traditional attire
President Zuma’s eldest son Edward Zuma in Zulu traditional attire during a Wedding ceremony in Nkandla KZN 2014

President Jacob Zuma’s eldest son Edward Zuma finds himself under fire with the the Human Rights Commission over the hate speech.

By Simphiwe Khoza

This follows his open letter this week, slamming members of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Council (NEC) Derek Henekom and Pravin Gordhan calling them “white monopoly capital fronts and anti-majorityarian rule.”

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has become aware of the open letter and the commission finds the hatred on the basis of race disturbing and “a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression as in section 16 of the Constitution” said Gushwell Brooks, the commission’s communications coordinator.

The commission will seek “appropriate redress” as empowered by the Constitution and SAHRC Act, Brook said. Last year Edward Zuma openly fingered Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as being among the ANC seniors capture by the Gupta’s, yet everyone was fixated on his father, he said.

Edward coordinates a WhatsApp group consisting of Parliament members, ministers, business people and intelligence operatives as part of a strategy to defend the ANC. The group that is named Black Board Foundation is said to have come together based on issues identified as civil society.

Some quotes from the letter as stated in the Citi Press:

• “It was at the ANC’s recent fifth National Policy Conference of the ANC that Derek Hanekom, a white, white monopoly capitalist offspring – who is no better than a vile dog trained to maul a black skin, showed us his true colors – and how the struggle of our people has been infiltrated by enemies – the racist-paternalistic minority.”

• “It was during one of the economic transformation commission sessions that this minority champion white racist Afrikaner anti-majoritarian sell-out vomited on our native black people – the ANC, its comrades, and on our quest to address the economic and the historical land dispossession of our people – by saying the call for ‘expropriation without compensation’ is nonsense.”

• “Gordhan is one of the most corrupt cadres of the ANC who thinks African natives are no better than just being sugar cane cutters who must be forever subservient to a master like him for sustenance.”

• “The sell-out Gordhan wants natives to be perennially marginalized and always eat the leftovers dished by Indians and the white minority and its capital network. Gordhan as Gandhi sees black African natives as a low caste; K***irs who are subhuman and deserve no status beyond that definition.”