EFF: SA has big market of racism

The party’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says government needs to take a strong stance against racism.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says recent incidents show that South Africa has "a market of racism" and government must act decisively.

Photos of an email conversation between the owner of the Sodwana Bay Guesthouse, Andre Slade, and a black person making a booking went viral this week. Slade explains that his establishment doesn't accept black people or government officials.

In the email, Slade appears to quote the bible to justify segregation, adding in his blog that he believes black people are inferior.

Vicky Momberg, Penny Sparrow and Slade are just a few people who have been covered in the media this year over alleged racist incidents.

The EFF's Mbyuseni Ndlozi says government needs to take a strong stance in ensuring that the values of the Constitution are adhered to.

"There is a big market of racism in South Africa and white supremacy. It's government's mandate to transform this country. The values of the Constitution will shut down those places."

The EFF and Democratic Alliance have both called for the guesthouse to be shut down.