One South Africa’s national spokeswoman, Mudzuli Rakhivhane, and Federal Leader of the Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen, join Gareth to share their thoughts on coalitions, how we should vote in the upcoming local elections, and their stance on racial issues in the country.

 

 

OneSA vs The DA

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  • Gundo
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    John keeps calling Mudzuli “the other guest”, can he not undergo diversity training to understand how inappropriate that reference is. No effort to mention her name once.

  • Gundo
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    Gareth loves the DA and he really is at pains to assist John with his inadequacies. I think after watching this, I am convinced that John is just another inept, and condescending politician. The DA is poorer with him than Mmusi unfortunately. John is unbelievably simple minded and insincere.

  • timothy singiswa
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    we are not a clean christan state but a satanist state so every dirt is welcomed!racism is justified in south africa until someone can prove by all probabilities that it was unfair racism.we have passed that era whereby whenever whites open their mouths racist racist…and are now in an era of dialogue and robust debate!I`m the target odf black racism which i can prove in court that it was unfair racism in the hands of blacks like i expect to be attacked right where i`m sitting or walking or be told i cannot sit in parks or pavement benches and subjected to police racism where i`m ordered to lie on pavements and handcuffed and kicked and slapped while beng asked what am i doing in that area the list is endless!

  • Emer Butler
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    Dear Gareth. I have been listening to your voice on the radio ever since I started going to school in 2003. From the age of 6, you accompanied my family and I in the car wherever we went. As soon as I got my own “hi-fi”, I would make sure to tune into your show on 5fm. In this sense you have been an auxiliary character throughout my life, and I have always been a fan. I was sad when you left 5fm. I was disappointed with how the media presented your controversial moment as an Idols judge. I have always been a fan. Unfortunately, this episode of the Cliff Central show is the last piece of work by you that I will watch. I understand your point of wanting to avoid, as you put it, “identity politics” in the episode. What disappointed me here has less to do with the content, and everything to do with the way you handled Mudzuli as a guest on your show. I, as a young South African woman, am dismayed at how you shot her down, interrupted her, and displayed a complete lack of sensitivity and emotional intelligence in the situation. I am disappointed, because I feel that your actions show that you do not realise that the power of “fame” and “status” comes with a responsibility of self-awareness: because you are, in some ways, a role-model Gareth. And in considering the background context of addressing the nation’s crisis of GBV, what message do you think you are sending out to other men about how they should respond to a woman sharing her experience? You could have handled it differently Gareth. But you chose to invalidate her. And what upset me so much was how you did not express this attitude or stance toward John in the interview at all. Why did you treat your guests so differently? I want to be clear that I am taking the time to write this comment from a place of sincerity. Ofc you don’t know me, but you have indirectly been a part of my life ever since I can remember. As a woman, I no longer feel that I am willing to support you as a fan anymore. Maybe this comment will have no effect. But I genuinely hope you read it and can reflect, even in some way, on what I have shared.

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