Helen Zille responds to public backlash and gets dragged - again

Helen Zille responds to public backlash and gets dragged - again

- The Democratic Alliance federal executive council chair Helen Zille was in the middle of a social media storm recently

- Zille was initially slammed for sharing a cartoon that was deemed to be racially insensitive

- Zille then shared a controversial conspiracy theory regarding the EFF and was roasted once again for her actions

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Although we're in the midst of the festive season, it seems Helen Zille can't get a break.

The Democratic Alliance federal executive council chair was caught in a Twitter storm following a controversial cartoon she shared recently.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported on that incident and how she was heavily criticised for sharing the racially insensitive cartoon.

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Just as the heat started to subside, it seems Zille stoked the fire again as she shared another polarising tweet.

The former Western Cape premier threw shade at the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and accused them of instigating racial outrage to her tweets.

While the post served to question the EFF, it sparked further irate responses from the majority of tweeps.

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Matsobane Mphahlele (@MphahleleRidge) said,

"You are sick Helen, you can call us bots all you like because your white mentality is used to not being questioned by black poor people, that era is gone sisi."

Zovuyo Veronica Mente (@veronica_mente) shared some equally strong words:

"Its now dawning on the white racist @Our_DA leader that black unity is dealing with her arrogance and demeaning of blackness. She even imagines the outrage to be fake. Black people are livid and they will never allow a privileged old white woman to insult them anymore."

Godrich Gardee (@GardeeGodrich) made an interesting point:

"But we have never had 11k retweets......or even that much half retweets...why do you believe bullsh*t? Is that what you call benefits of colonialism?"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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