The Kiffness Labelled ‘Racist’ Amid Plan To Boycott National Shutdown

Plans for a national shutdown on Monday, March 20th, facilitated by EFF leader Julius Malema, are well underway. However, outspoken muso The Kiffness has made his decision not to participate known.

The Cape Town hitmaker, real name Dave Scott, faced widespread criticism after announcing his intention to boycott the protest. He also courted controversy for labelling Malema and his party as “terrorists”.


The Kiffness took a shot at the EFF and their plans for a national shutdown on his Twitter account.

Sharing a screenshot of the definition of the word “terrorists”, he tweeted: “Any political party that shuts down roads, businesses & schools against the will of ordinary citizens & makes threats against anyone who doesn’t comply isn’t a political party, but a terrorist organisation.

He added: “@EFFSouthAfrica are terrorists. Where is @SAHRCommission?”

To back up his allegations, The Kiffness then shared a link to an article about the EFF warning businesses to close during the national shutdown, or face being looted.

He also responded to a video clip of Malema claiming it is South Africans’ “constitutional right” to protest, by tweeting: “I’m shutting down my long weekend plans to work on Monday”.

According to BusinessTech, Malema claims the motive behind the national shutdown is two-fold; calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign, and protesting load shedding.


Unfortunately for The Kiffness, many South Africans sided with Julius Malema’s statement that it was their right to participate in a national shutdown.

And in doing so, many took a swipe at the quirky singer, accusing him of being a “racist”

@AlfredNdon: “Stay away from politics and focus on entertainment”

@Kirisano7: “Just continue with the remixes, I love them. Leave the EFF politics and be a good settler”

@wesleyfestersa: “So you’re against the #EFFNationalShutdown to address issues such as Eskom, unemployment, Ramaphosa and corruption etc because the EFF has organised it ? Are you a racist, a bigot, or just plain stupid? But you were quick to buy Woolies snacks for the #zumamustfall marches?”

@whos_tri: “The Whiteness.”

The Kiffness then got into a Twitter spat with a fellow tweep who criticised the muso’s ancestors.

The muso clapped back: “My granddad came from Scotland in the early 1900s. He was an ophthalmologist & when he got here, he discovered trachoma was causing many natives to go blind.

“With his own funding, he found the cure & infection went from 40% to 6%. You don’t know anything about my ancestry.”

He added: “All of his endeavours were carried out in a selfless manner, unfunded, with the prime objective of helping fellow human beings.

“He was not a coloniser or a tyrant, he was a hero. Painting all white people with the same brush makes you a bigot.”

To another critic, The Kiffness clapped back: “I’m not a settler. I was born here. The nerve to tell me I have the nerve for being born in a country that I had no control over. Tsek”

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