Politician Helen Zille shared a photo of herself with Peter Magubane, award-winning photo-journalist, on social media and South Africans reacted quite heatedly.
On Thursday, 5 July, Helen Zille came under fire from South Africans on Twitter. Zille shared a photo of her and Peter Magubane, whom she hails as a great teacher.
Some tweeps told Zille that she was only posting the photo to seek attention, and told her so.
The tweet that had South Africans loading their guns...
Tweeps aimed, and fired...
Zille mostly ignored the comments, but did respond to one tweep's words:
Great Eagle - First time I heard of a black photojournalist "teaching" a privileged female white journalist during apartheid days. Anyway Peter was in Soweto dodging rubber bullets and teargas while you-know-who was everywhere except there.
Helen Zille - What rubbish. He was reminding me last night of our times in Soweto together. You are so ignorant.
One tweep tried to take Zille's side and told her not to be baited.
Dave Harris - Don't be baited Helen... ooooosssaaaaaaa
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