Social media users shut down DA’s Athol Trollip for Zim border remarks

Social media users shut down DA’s Athol Trollip for Zim border remarks

Democratic Alliance Federal Chairperson, Athol Trollip expressed his concern that there were no South African National Defence Force soldiers on the border of Zimbabwe.

Many South Africans on social media were not impressed with his statement and shared their views on social media

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The ousted Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor took to social media to share his anger and added that he was visiting the border doing oversight and campaigning for a change of government when he made the discovery.

Trollip advocated for change of government claiming the ruling party lacked national pride. South Africans shared their views on social media.

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One Twitter user joked that Trollip must have a lot of free time on his hands now that he has been removed from his office due to a vote of no confidence. Many users found this hilarious added that he may have a future as Mayor of Borders.

Trollip however, retorted that he will be back “to prepare for three critical by elections in NMB. We are coming back to replace the current coalition of corruption.”

Another user sarcastically remarked that Trollip’s post was not dramatised enough. He added that maybe the politician should add more sensation to stir up xenophobia.

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Many users argued that borders were a construct that came with colonialism and asserted that Africans should be more united, helping each other out when their nations struggle, Briefly.co.za found.

In contrast, other users felt as though this approach was a bit too simplistic considering the country’s economy is already struggle and unemployment is high.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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