Helen Zille is at it again, this time causing a ruckus over a tongue-in-cheek Tweet, saying that 'black privilege' is being able to loot a country and then get re-elected. The outgoing Western Cape Premier has managed to garner so much attention with her comment that she is currently going viral.
Outgoing Western Cape Premier for the DA, Helen Zille, is no stranger to controversy, especially where social media platform Twitter is concerned.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Zille had caused a buzz when she commented that 'black privelege' was when you could loot a nation of billions, but still be elected into office.
This was a clear jab at the ANC, who has numerous officials implicated in some questionable situations, and an entire inquiry dedicated to state capture.
Social media influencer, Man's Not Barry Roux, commented on the situation, saying simply that the politician was 'mad'.
Suntosh Pillay also weighed in on the discussion, pointing out that distraction was a 'function of racism', encouraging people to not pay any mind to the situation.
Ulrich Janse van Vuuren commented that those attempting to make people 'understand' black privilege should just take a backseat.
One user, Simo, felt that Zille's Tweet had been a carefully planned move, and thus should not be taken lightly.
Ryan Cummings felt that Zille had managed to build a career for herself off of exploiting black political capital, with the politician running out of the resources to 'keep up the charade'.
Tumi Sole even took the time to weigh in, noting that Zille is 'having a meltdown', thinking that her views are 'gospel'.
In a nutshell, politicians should probably refrain from saying something so deliberately provocative, something which Zille seems to be making a habit out of.
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