Twitter reacts: ANC calls out police brutality in the US, but what about Collins Khosa?
ANC has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to engage with the US through diplomatic channels to defuse tensions.
The party has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to engage with the US through diplomatic channels to defuse the tensions sparked by a video showing an unarmed black man, George Floyd, pinned down by the neck by a white police officer in the last moments of his life.
In a statement, the ANC said: “While we note the action taken by American authorities in charging one of the officers who was caught on camera kneeling on an unarmed Floyd, it is equally concerning that incidents of police brutality against African American citizens are on the increase.
“The cascade of recent cases – Ahmaud Arbery, a black person jogging, Breonna Taylor, a black person sleeping, and Floyd, a black person encountering police – has sharpened the focus on inescapable realities that American society places a perilously low value on black lives.”
The statement from the ANC statement is commended in the times where leaders and politicians have been urged to show solidarity.Many did question why the party hadn’t mentioned the deaths allegedly by the hands of police during the lockdown.One such case is Collins Khosa. An
internal inquiryby the South African Defense Force (SANDF) found that soldiers who are accused of killing the Alexandra resident could not be held liable for this death after finding there is no link between the injuries he sustained due to their actions and him dying.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter on the ANC’s s statement:11 Black Men were killed by the police during the lockdown period alone. Ramaphosa called it,“over enthusiasm by the police.” When the ANC calls for his intervention in the US what kind of intervention do they imagine? 11 BLACK MEN!
— Naledi Chirwa (@NalediChirwa)Our cops kill at 5x the rate US cops do and you failed to deliver justice to Andries Tatane, Marikana, Life Esidimeni, Collins Khosa, Petrus Miggels and many many more.Look what what's going on at home first. Please.
— rudi (@ParametricCurve)Haybo what about Collins Khosa? Hypocritical Read more: The Citizen News »
I think our cANCer team should concentrate what is going on in this country. Typical, white man involved?CyrilRamaphosa PresidencyZA Did the ANC called out the SANDF/SAPS brutality about the killing of Khoza? CyrilRamaphosa PresidencyZA SANDFCorpEvents What about Marikana Massacre? South Africa shouldn’t catch feelings. The country is part of the global world as well.
Mangwanya0 What about Marikana ANC do not care for the people of SA. Period. When is the citizens of this country going to realize that the ANC only cares about the ANC. They never fought for our freedom. They fought for self enrichment. If this isn’t clear as daylight , then nothing will ever be. SouthAfricansP1 HYPOCRISY
... and what about things like this? Talk about the kettle calling the pot black 😂😂😂 What a joke! The people who are criticizing the Anc i don't take them seriously cause they are under influence of alcohol you allowed them to buy from yesterday😡 SA has some of the highest arrest numbers in world due to the unecessary measures taken by the police force or the rules instated under the DMA. Not to mention 11 INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN MURDERED BY THE AUTHORITIES collectively. Pls answer to this first then talk to the USA
And so many more davigilant Black lives only matter to BlackLivesMatter when one condition is met. and farm murders? Sik
Mzwandile Masina deletes Twitter account after ANC rebukeIn a space of about an hour, the ANC issued a statement rebuking Masina for his comments on Twitter, in which he voiced support for EFF leader Julius Malema. This guy lost some balls serious. It is too late, why people stay in anc while supporting the eff must be money, tenders, t-shirts and kfc happy meals But no one rebuked CyrilRamaphosa for condoning the Comments of jusdas dalema... Double standards... Did you know CyrilRamaphosa that the frog can jump out the pot as you try to boil it? Start to PutSouthAfricansFirst PutSACitizensFirstNow
ANC urges Cyril Ramaphosa to engage US over racial police brutalityThe ANC said it was concerned about the numerous incidents of police brutality in the US, particularly against African Americans. BlackLivesMatter And their stance on the gentlemen recently killed this side?🤔 Marikana🤷🏾♀️ 😂😂😂😂 that's like a spam call.
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ANC in the hunt for infrastructure fundsTop Story | ANC in the hunt for infrastructure funds 🔒 More tenders for the comrades 😉 Oh they are legalising the theft..... but only if the thieves are ANC members. Anything new?
ANC rebukes Mzwandile Masina over support for Malema's 'white economy must fall' callThe Ekurhuleni mayor remained defiant on Monday, daring the party to remove him for his 'radical views'. He is a little racist they will do fokol to him gatvol