The Democratic Alliance's Natasha Mazzone got slammed over a tweet she made, which aimed to highlight the difficulties immigrants faced during the apartheid regime.
On Sunday, Mazzone tweeted her appreciation for her dad, an Italian man who came to South Africa to make a life for him and his family.
"My father arrived from Naples in Italy, he was dark and could not speak English or Afrikaans, but he was a great chef. He built himself up from nothing to make a good life for his family. I HONOUR and thank my father.", the DA shadow minister wrote.
However, her tweet was taken up the wrong way and Twitter started to tear her apart for her ignorance regarding the struggle of people of colour during the apartheid times.
"Your father decided to come to a country where slavery and subjugation of indigenous people was at an all time high for what good reason?", @UnmovedLee wrote, adding "Do Africans own large portions of Italian land where your father comes from?"
Her post followed a response on DA leader Mmusi Maimane's comment on white privilege, where she admitted to being a recipient of it, but added her father had nothing when he came to SA. However, tweeps felt her post was ignorant and she deserved the backlash it received.
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