- Mmusi Maimane recently weighed in on the Mnangagwa family botch gold smuggling scandal
- Taking to Twitter the ex-DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, called the Zimbabwean first family "corrupt to the core"
- Meanwhile, followers of Maimane took to the comment section to share their thoughts on the controversial tweet
Mmusi Maimane did not hold back in a recent tweet about Zimbabwe's first family, the Mnangagwas. Taking to Twitter the ex-DA leader made it crystal clear what he thought about them following a recent gold smuggling scandal.
In the tweet, Maimane accused the family of lying about whether or not they were involved in attempting to smuggle six kilograms of gold out of the country last month. He went on to say that they are "corrupt to the core."
"I know a rotten lie when I see one. It’s very clear that your family is corrupt to the core @edmnangagwa. First the Chiadzwa diamonds went missing, now your gold smugglers have been caught. Africa is cursed because of leaders like you. Sies," he wrote in the controversial tweet.
Meanwhile, his followers had a lot to say about his comments on the Zimbabwean family. Many of them told him that South Africa had enough corrupt officials for him to focus on. Read a few of their comments below.
"Mmusi you haven't finished with your own corrupt leaders in SA please charity begins at home. If you touch Ed who will touch Ace? Who will touch Zanele?"
"Mnangagwa makes me sick. The fact that Zimbabweans thought having him as the leader(after his failed record with the dictator in chief) is mind boggling."
In other political Briefly.co.za news, Advocate Dali Mpofu has defended Julius Malema after the Economic Freedom Fighters leader chose to hire white lawyers to represent him. Mpofu agreed that it was wrong for the party to hire white lawyers over competent black advocates but was adamant that Malema's choice had not implied that black lawyers are incompetent.
The former EFF chairperson explained that the party's advocates are black and went as far as to claim that the EFF had 'lost more cases since it started using white attorneys'.
Malema, addressing supporters outside of court, had commented on the subject on Thursday:
“There is some story going around that we are represented by white lawyers. It is true, they will represent us today, tomorrow and any time we want. No one chooses lawyers for us. We choose our own lawyers and we know which one is best where."
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