Maimane on 'failed' Zimbabwe: SA must help nation's hungry citizens

Maimane on 'failed' Zimbabwe: SA must help nation's hungry citizens

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane is adamant that 'quiet diplomacy' is no longer an option when it comes to Zimbabwe. The opposition head wants South Africa to take action over food scarcity and 'acts of violence' taking place in the embattled 'failed state'.

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DA leader Mmusi Maimane wants South Africa to lend neighbouring Zimbabwe a helping hand.

In a post to social media, Maimane commented on the challenges facing the African nation, saying that:

"Fellow South Africans, we cannot adopt quiet diplomacy when it comes to Zimbabwe. Reports are such that over 2 million Zim citizens went to bed hungry last night and every other. The country is fast becoming a failed state, acts of violence on the rise therefor SA must intervene."

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In light of this, it is not surprising that Maimane's comment on the issues facing Zimbabwe was not well received. Take a look at what citizens had to say below:

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