- Herman Mashaba hasn't even launched his political party yet and he's already losing votes
- The former Johanessburg mayor drew the ire of Mzansi when he posted a comment on Jacob Zuma
- Mashaba hinted at Msholozi tearing the country down and citizens were unimpressed
Former Johannesburg mayor and Democratic Alliance politician Herman Mashaba has been getting backlash for casting some shade in Jacob Zuma's direction.
Taking to social media, Mashaba commented that he believed politicians are tearing the nation apart:
"I believe in our people. It's our politicians that are tearing our country down. Do you agree?"
The picture accompanying the post is what enraged citizens. On the one hand people were celebrating, flag in hand, captioned 'The People Keep South Africa Strong'.
On the other hand, Mashaba inserted a photo of ex-president Jacob Zuma at the State Capture Inquiry, captioned 'The Politicians Tear South Africa Down'.
This served only to upset a substantial amount of citizens, who felt Mashaba was taking a cheap shot at the former leader.
Briefly.co.za reported that Mashaba had engaged in what he dubbed The People's Dialogue in his bid to form a political movement driving by the views of ordinary South Africans.
In a recent interview, Mashaba revealed that he would be launching the party soon with the politician calling for volunteers to host dialogues across the nation.
The former mayor could not confirm if his former boss, ex-leader of the DA Mmusi Maimane would be joining his crusade.
He did, however, confirm that the party aimed to contest in next year's local municipal elections.
Take a look at some of the responses to Mashaba's social media post below:
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