Should Zille apologise for black privilege tweet? Our readers answer

Should Zille apologise for black privilege tweet? Our readers answer asked readers if outgoing Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, should apologise for her statement regarding “black privilege” and the public reaction has been overwhelming, to say the least.

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Outgoing Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, shared a controversial tweet about a week ago, which seemingly labelled corruption and theft by politicians as “black privilege.”

Zille has landed herself in hot water over the comments and earlier reported that she’ll be taken to task by the DA.

However, wanted to gauge the public sentiment on the matter and we’ve conducted an online poll.

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At the time of publication, a slight majority leaned in favour of Zille apologising for her actions.

Some of the social media comments made for interesting reading.

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Molly Mathias said, “No need for apologies when the truth was told.”
Mbusi Maphumulo asked, “Why apologize cause we have freedom of speech in this Democracy? If she is feeling the pain and need to raise her opinions, let her cry it all out. Won’t change a thing.”
Mthuco Ntue said, “She must not APOLOGISE, she spoke the truth.”

However, not everyone was on the same page.

Phumelele Juby Ngcobo said, “She meant it. She's finally exposed herself on who she really is! Still fools won't be able to see it!”
Valentina Watson answered, “Yes!!!! But I don't think she will, and if she does it will only be because that's what everyone except her to do, but it won't be sincere. She's a racists and she's unapologetic about it, so why do people expect an apology.”
Mohale Ramoba Solomon said, “We know that every day she is asking God to bring back Apartheid, and it is never going to happen.”

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