If there is one thing that binds the ANC and EFF, it is their visceral and mutual loathing of minorities. Strangely, however, while there have been a litany of often violent, always hateful, comments towards minorities over the past decade, neither party enjoys a commensurate reputation.

Recently, former deputy EFF chair Jackie Shandu provided a new twist to an ANC/EFF classic: “One Indian, one bullet,” he chanted outside the Durban City Hall. Elsewhere, at the lower end of the hate spectrum, ANC Youth League Task Team spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize asked: “Who gets the biggest share of tenders” in KwaZulu-Natal, before answering her own question: “You will find nine Rajesh and Naicker and only one Mkhize there.”..

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