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Who Is Jack Markovitz? – 3 Things You Need To Know About The EFF Youth Leader

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UCT student and EFF South Africa member Jack Markovitz have gone viral after speaking to the media on white supremacy and the protest outside Brackenfell High School in the Western Cape.

Who Is Jack Markovitz?

Born and raised in Cape Town, Jack Markovitz is the EFF Youth leader whose comment on racism at the Brackenfell protests on Friday went viral on Twitter. Jack 21 years of age is a politics and philosophy student at the University of Capetown. He has been a member of the EFF since he was 18 years old.

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Jack Marovitz Parents

Jack Markovitz is the grandson of former DA MEC and fund-raiser in the Western Cape Leon Markowitz. His grandparents and parents are multi-millionaires. They own some of the most prestigious hotels in South Africa.

Jack Marovitz  Comment About Racism

“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.

ANC Crisis Committee demands the arrest of the violent farmers set fire to a police vehicle in front of the Free Senekal Magistrate’s Court

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.”

20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Nigel Branken

    November 21, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I was so encouraged to hear him speak openly. It is great when young white people get that in order for us to have justice in the country we need to confront the past. White people in South Africa seem to be going further right and seem less willing to redress the past. At the same time, racial inequality continues to be manifest in every area of our lives.

    If we dream of a non-racial future, we need more conversations and actions about dealing with the systemic racism that continues to drive society.

    • Stephen B

      November 24, 2020 at 10:34 am

      I believe in Jack and his words.

      But action speaks louder than words.

      If Jack is genuine and really believe in the mission of the EFF and if he believed what he said then Ja Jack should lead by example and prove his loyalty to the EFF.

      To do so Jack should immediately pledge to repatriate all of his wealth and his family’s wealth to the the underprivileged black South Africans.

      If Jack does not do so then he is not genuine and he does not believe in the mission of the EFF or his own words.

      Show the world that you are genuine Jack!

  2. Sideline

    November 21, 2020 at 10:30 am

    He should look at his own skin color

    • vongani

      November 24, 2020 at 3:48 pm

      what do you mean by that exactly?

  3. Mike Wild

    November 21, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Odd that black and white parents chased the EFF off. This is again the EFF creating something that is not there, insisting that every white person is racist. There was no racism just black racists promoting themselves.
    Jack Markowitz has no idea what life is really like in South Africa, he is a very privileged white, I wonder how keen his parents are about sharing their millions with the ” disenfranchised ” Jack Markowitz was born after the end of Apartheid so what does he know. The EFF philosophy is one that would drag the country into a totally failed Marxist state. The ANC have destroyed the country but the EFF would wipe it out. Instead of studying politics and philosophy young Jack should be studying history, maybe that would wake him up. In fact the entire EFF need a lesson in history. They keep going on about how in 1652 Jan Van Riebeek arrived and stole their land when they were not anywhere near the Cape in 1652. They just make up their own version of history in an attempt to hide the fact that after 26 years of “freedom” they have achieved very little. Instead of looking at themselves they prefer to blame white people for their own shortcomings. The EFF are the single most destructive group to peace in the country. This Party are complicit in black on white attacks and farm murders because their leaders incite black people to commit these crimes. Nowhere in the world would any government tolerate a Party like this so thus begs the question “are the EFF sanctioned by the ANC” ?

    • D

      November 21, 2020 at 9:24 pm

      Most likely “one and the same” !

  4. terence grant

    November 21, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Interesting thought:I -a first generation South African of British descent-have to be deprived of my property because I in the eyes of some am responsible for what the Afrikaners did to their black ancestors.Am I as a white of Christian descent also responsible for what Hitler did to the Jews?

  5. Gerrit

    November 21, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Its ironic that people born in whealth have the most courage to speak out on behalf of the poor.He will be going home tonight, eat his meal and get into a made bed in clean pajamas thats been done by a domestic worker that get paid R220 per day and still has to catch a taxi for R20 to go home ,clean their own home and feed her family. You rich children that dont know the meaning ,WORK FOR YOUR MONEY, makes us poor and middleclass people sick.

    • Caron

      November 21, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      Take this antagonistic brats inheritance away. Put him in the job market where his skin colour will be his downfall. This whole thing with Brackenfell high was blown out of the water. The only group making it a racist issue is the EFF. He should have done some research about the Brackenfell area before he referred to to it as racist and violent.

  6. Mark Wiley

    November 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Jack, I served in cabinet with Leon Marcowitz, your late grandfather. He was a hardworking and honest businessman and dedicated community servant who came out of retirement to help the Western Cape province lay the foundation of good government and which remains the envy of the co ntinent. Just walk the streets of Cape Town to understand what I mean.And you Jack, are the benficiary of that prosperity. When you are a bit older, got a job and paid some taxes then maybe one can take you seriously. But for now you can always distance yourself from any family trusts and donate the proceeds to a worthy charity. Also Donate all your holiday time to SHAWCO and help the most impoverished fight disease. Good luck with your studies.

    • Sarah

      November 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Amen

    • Mark Lowe

      November 22, 2020 at 8:21 pm

      I have to agree 100% with Mark Wiley. Jack will hopefully grow up a bit and stop making such a fool of himself and embarrassing his family. I put it down to mistaken youthful exuberance, mixed with the benefit of having such a privileged existence. How else does one account for or challenge the raw hypocrisy in everything that Jack says and claims to stand for?

      He’s so wrong he is just embarrassing.

      Concentrate on your studies for now, Jack. Leave the politics to people who know better. And leave your grandfather’s proud memory to Rest In Peace.

  7. Phil Hair

    November 21, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    In my mind, really not an example of what his grand father was. He should be ashamed of himself.

  8. Kaz Muv

    November 21, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Jack is right but his skin will make him absolutely wrong in other people’s eyes, I mean he should even be scared for his life right now. South Africa is for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. D

    November 21, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Baby Jack who appears NOT to have a gym contract, probably has the best medical aid, a great car, a generous bank balance, a massive future inheritance, no girlfriend, a cell phone contract (not pay as you go), special family holidays planned, an excellent armed response at home, a big spending allowance, uncapped wifi and a lot more nice things. Jack please show proof to your EFF comrades when you give these things up.

    • D

      November 22, 2020 at 5:02 am

      I hope he is going to make his parents give their wealth and land as multi millionaires to the EFF

    • taryn

      November 22, 2020 at 8:55 am

      hit the nail on the head!!! perfectly said!!

  10. Ushveer

    November 22, 2020 at 6:07 am

    Communism and Nazi rule is what the new world order want. The Markowitz family work and support the new world order. They are the main enemy.

  11. EC

    November 22, 2020 at 7:11 am

    Maybe we need to convince Juju to give up his first to set an example…

  12. taryn

    November 22, 2020 at 8:51 am

    brilliantly said!!!!

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