- Mmusi Maimane called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to pay his own legal fees
- The DA leader's cheeky social media post sparked quite the reaction
- Some agreed with Maimane while others poked fun at this attempt to shade the head of state
On Sunday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane took to social media to throw shade at Ramaphosa. Maimane said the head of state should use his own money to defend himself in court regarding the findings of the public protector.
"I will request that the President gives assurance that he will not be using public money to defend himself in a matter regarding campaign finance. He raised enough money for his campaign, he can raise the same for legal defence," Maimane wrote.
Tumi Sole retweeted the DA leader's post and wrote:
"Mmusi rattling the feathers."
Briefly.co.za gathered Maimane's post rubbed up some social media users the wrong way and they roasted him online.
Twitter user, @Mo_Mokhs, commented: "Relax ntate, he's got this covered."
Bhodlinyama Skhoma, who goes by the Twitter handle @ShepherdSilayi, added: "Mmusi Maimane doesn't understand the law, they spent millions of Cape Town City money litigating @PatriciaDeLille now they want assurance while the President is investigated not on personal capacity. This is what you get when you are advised by matriculants."
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