Jack Markovitz is a University Of Cape Town student EFF Youth Leader, who made headlines in Brackenfell where EFF members were protesting against racism at the Brackenfell High School.
Name: Jack Markovitz
Date of Birth: To Be Updated
Place of Birth: Cape Town
University: University of Cape Town
Political Party: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)
Party Position: Youth Leader
He becomes the star of the Brackenfell protests after giving a touching and solid interview to the media on the reason why they are protesting at Brackenfell High School
Speaking to the media this morning, Markovitz said he was attending the protests outside of Brackenfell High School ‘to have a confrontation’ with the wider white population in South Africa.
“The racism is instilled in the bones of people in Brackenfell, as it is across South Africa, but it’s more open here. I went to a private school here. We saw racism everywhere, there were white-only parties across the parties. Things have gotten worse in the last 30 years. Today, we want to have that confrontation with white citizens.”
“We are here to start a conversation about land and generational wealth. I’ve been an EFF member since I was 18. I fully agree with their message. No other party is speaking about this issue. The ANC is a neoliberal party. We, as white people, are holding onto our parents’ money. There was no healing in 1994. There needs to be mass reparations.”
– Jack Markovitz
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The Cape Town-born activist has been an EFF member since he turned 18. Markovitz is something of a rarity for the Red Berets.
A 2019 poll estimated that the party has approximately 11 000 white voters in the country. Democratic Alliance DA has more white supporters in South Africa and is criticized for pushing a white dominating agenda.
EFF is perceived as an anti-white party and through one of its main agendas, expropriation of land without compensation has made it less popular among the white community. The elevation of Jack Markovitz in the EFF structures is a testimony that EFF is a party for all races.
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