Magda Wierzycka asked Mmusi Maimane if he applied his mind when he appointed Natasha Mazzone. The shadow minister clapped back that the Sygnia boss had opted to support 'state capture and corruption' instead of funding the Democratic Alliance.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 has been the centre of the nation's political drama recently.
Briefly.co.za reported that Magda Wiezycka had defended her donation to the now-controversial campaign, saying that it had aimed to save South Africa from Jacob Zuma.
Taking to social media, Wierzycka had asked DA leader Mmusi Maimane if he had applied his mind when he appointed Public Enterprises shadow minister Natasha Mazzone.
In the post, the Sygnia head had revealed that Mazzone had approached her for a donation to the opposition's political campaign, but had cancelled because 'Sygnia doesn't donate to political parties'.
Mazzone clapped back, unimpressed with the comments put forward, saying that:
"Given all the noise you made about wanting to fight State Capture, of course I approached you. More fool me, you were all bark and no bite. I could offer you NOTHING but my continued fight against the ANC, State Capture and corruption. Instead, you donated to CR17."
The shadow minister continued with a list of policies the ANC has put forward after the election, jabbing at Wierzycka's call to 'put SA first':
"Now we have to fight NHI, still-captured SOEs, a failing economy under President Ramaphosa, unemployment that is out of control, spiralling debt and so-called “fighters for SA” such as yourself being equivocal on prescribed assets. So indeed PUT SA FIRST."
Take a look at some of the reactions to Wierzycka's post below:
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!