- Democratic Alliance federal chair Helen Zille is stirring the social media pot once more
- Zille shared a cartoon aimed at EFF leader Julius Malema and the land issue
- Penned by Jerm, the image has Mzansi coming for the veteran politician
Helen Zille recently shared a cartoon by Jerm, discussing the land issue in South Africa.
Attempting to portray how the narrative surrounding the motion generalises when it comes to race, the image has raised a few eyebrows.
The DA federal chair felt that the cartoon managed to 'aptly capture the fallacy and racism behind race generalisations'.
Backlash ensued, with some accusing Zille of being divisive instead of unifying, but she insists that:
"The greatest threat to our country, apart from economic collapse, is race generalisations. We need to see each other as individuals accountable for our personal actions. That cartoon exposes the lunacy of blaming everyone, on the basis of their race, for the crimes of others."
Zille claims that those in politics who use race in this way are those who truly divide us:
"People who generalise about whole categories of people on the basis of their race are those who divide. The tweet showed the foolishness and racism of doing so. Every moderate person in SA should surely agree with this."
Briefly.co.za reported that the party had been hit by high-profile resignations following Zille's return to the opposition.
Whether her points are valid or not hasn't stopped the former Western Cape premier from trending as citizens take aim:
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