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‘Siya Kolisi is not a hero’, says MK Party youth leader


In an interview on a popular podcast, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party youth leader Bonginkosi Khanyile came out guns blazing and accused Springbok captain Siya Kolisi of making black people slaves for white people.

MK Party youth leader Bonginkosi Khanyile has slammed Springbok skipper Siya Kolisis. File picture: Thomas Samson, AFP

IN AN INTERVIEW on DJ Sbu’s podcast, The Hustlers Corner SA, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party youth leader Bonginkosi Khanyile came out guns blazing.

He accused Springbok captain and “SA’s head boy”, Siya Kolisi of making black people slaves of white people.

The episode, which aired on Monday, already has over 35,000 views with close to 500 comments.

Khanyile is a former student leader, activist and one of the leaders of the #FeesMustFall protests.

Talking to DJ Sbu, he said that people should not put athletes like Kolisi on a pedestal and make him into a hero, because he does not deserve such praise, as it is unearned.

Kolisi, according to the MK Party youth leader, does not fundamentally represent anything to do with black people.

“He makes black people slaves of white people. Is Siya Kolisi a field Negro or a house one?” Khanyile asked.

He added that the country should not be proud of Kolisi.

“You know, after celebrating the rugby, (SA’s Rugby World Cup win) when the buses were moving around the suburbs of Cape Town, there were black and white people. But immediately when the bus went to Khayelitsha, all the white people remained behind. Siya Kolisi went alone. It’s on Google, search it if you want.”

Khanyile also pointed out that senior ANC members faced serious allegations of corruption, including Police Minister Bheki Cele, President Cyril Ramaphosa and secretary-general Fikile Mbalula.

Many of the YouTube comments praised the interview and said that Khanyile is a great leader and an obvious pick for the MK Party.

Other netizens were not as impressed:

“This guy is a liability to the MK. He could have made his point without lying. The bus never went to Khayelitsha but kwaLanga with all the players. It went to kwaLanga even after 2019 victory with all players present,” wrote an X user, Lunga_26.

DecidedDied echoed this sentiment with his comment: “He [Khanyile] is a pathetic excuse of a man that has a chip on his shoulder. Siya has done more for this country then the MKP will ever do in its hopefully short lifetime.”

“This comment is blatantly racist and divisive. Siya Kolisi is a respected figure who has overcome many obstacles to achieve success. It is unfair to label him as a traitor to his own people. Such rhetoric only serves to perpetuate harmful stereotypes and further fuel racial tensions,” posted IlterGurol on X.

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