- Mmusi Maimane has taken to social media to make a very bold statement about two presidents
- Maimaine compared President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria to President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe by saying they're in the "same WhatsApp group"
- Tweeps have had varying responses to Maimaine's tweet and took to his replies section to share their thoughts
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Mmusi Maimane has compared Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa. In a recent tweet, Maimane shared pictures of both leaders saying, "Same WhatsApp group."
He cited "blaming the people, threatening language and zero accountability" for the comparison. He tweeted his opinion late last night and has garnered quite a bit of responses from tweeps, not just in South Africa.
Maimane's tweet has already surpassed 2 000 likes and 700 retweets on the social networking site. Many have agreed with the former DA leader but some have posed other questions.
Take a look at Maimane's tweet below:
Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the responses left under Maimane's tweet:
"Your views on African leaders problems lack an intellectual narrative. It’s no longer Mnangagwa or Buhari being a problem. All leaders across the world are now facing a new social order of digital natives anchored in the horizontal power-base. Macron, Trump, etc have faced this."
"The common denominator is these men are old, very old, their leadership style is outdated, we need a change in African politics."
Maimane has been very vocal about his political views, Briefly.co.za recently reported on him when he told Mboweni to focus. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has been making headlines a lot recently but mostly for his cooking escapades.
In posts that have since been deleted, the minister asked South Africans to debate on women wearing wigs. The minister called for an "honest political and psychological debate" on why African woman wear wigs. He said: "Are we not happy with our African hair?" In a follow-up tweet, he added that this was a "heavy debate".
Former DA leader, Mmusi Maimane weighed in on Mboweni's call for a debate on the matter. Maimane said: "Please leave the hair conversation alone, it’s not your place to add garlic. Direct your focus to the Recovery Plan assemblief."
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