- Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane took to social media to call on South Africa to intervene in Zimbabwe
- Maimane cited the fact that millions of Zimbabweans are starving and alluded to the increase in violence
- South Africans slammed Maimane and demanded that he focus on the problems within Mzansi first
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane may have learnt a harsh lesson on Monday as a poorly timed social media post received severe backlash.
In the wake of many acts of violence within his own country, Maimane shared a tweet via Twitter, which called on South Africa to intervene and remedy the situation in Zimbabwe.
Maimane declared that over two million Zimbabweans are going to bed hungry.
The seemingly noble request was not well received as the DA leader received a rollicking for his efforts.
Briefly.co.za gathered that South Africans were outraged as many urged him to focus on the state of Mzansi before looking beyond the border.
Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) commented, “Sir, Zimbabwe has plenty of troubles. Our own nation has plenty of urgent challenges here at home. As Leader of the Official Opposition of South Africa your sole focus and energy may best be spent on solutions to our domestic situation.”
Colyn Serfontein (@colynserfontein) said, “Intervene how ... with our TAX money. Wake up. They are reaping the fruits of their idiocy, let them get through it themselves. They did not need aid to destroy that economy. Rather focus on what is happening here in our own country.”
The Honey Badger (@BrianAdams52) added, “While South Africa is burning and our people are being murdered! You are so out of touch it’s scary!”
I AM WHAT I AM (@hills007) commented, “SORRY I completely disagree with you. Get it right please, OUR COUNTRY IS BURNING & you concerned about Zimbabwe. It's time you politicians cut the shop talk, sit around the table & get criminals who are destroying this country in jail. Charity begins at home.”
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