- Reports that a private security company closed down Cape Town's Clifton Beach last weekend sparked social media uproar
- Cassper Nyovest entered the fray on Twitter, asking Mmusi Maimane what's happening there
- In his reply, Maimane suggested that the security company went beyond "legal grounds"
Hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest has trolled Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane over the Clifton Beach debacle.
As Briefly.co.za reported, reports that a private security company closed down Cape Town's Clifton Beach at sunset last weekend sparked social media uproar.
Cassper joined the fray earlier today. In a tweet, he asked, "@MmusiMaimane what's happening in your township now grootman? We want to swim."
Social media users apparently felt that the closure of the beach was aimed at restricting black people from using it.
In his reply to Cassper, Maimane suggested that the security company might have gone "beyond legal grounds:"
Swima Morena. Our country has got profound inequalities. We also have a vacuum of policing where security companies act in a manner that is beyond legal grounds.
I will Morena always look to build a South Africa for all. Let’s not divide, let’s unite and build an inclusive economy for all.
Maimane has been under pressure from South Africans on Twitter to respond to the issue. Many questioned why he has been quiet on the matter since last weekend.
In another tweet this morning, the DA leader finally said beaches should be open to all citizens:
However, his late response sparked even more trolling, this time from ANC's Head of Election Campaigns Fikile Mbalula.
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