- Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille highlighted the irony in the passing of Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe
- Zille pointed to the fact that Mugabe died in Singapore after crippling his own country’s healthcare system
- Many other social media users shared similar sentiments
Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille is no stranger to controversy, particularly on social media.
Briefly.co.za reported on the passing of Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe and the reaction from around the world.
Zille took to Twitter to highlight the irony in Mugabe’s death after succumbing to liver disease while in Singapore – a country with a history of colonialism.
The former Premier of the Western Cape remarked that Mugabe crippled his own country’s healthcare system and this forced him to fly to Singapore for treatment.
Zille’s tweet was in response to a hard-hitting post shared by DA MP Ghaleb Cachalia, in which he slated Mugabe for his dictatorship.
Many other social media users quickly followed suit.
Briefly.co.za earlier reported on EFF leader Julius Malema calling on South Africans to honour the legacy of Mugabe.
However, not all political leaders were in agreement and DA leader Mmusi Maimane shared a tongue-in-cheek response via Twitter, emphasising that Mugabe failed to liberate his people from poverty and despair.
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