- Mzansi poet Lebo Mashile took to Twitter to share how she felt about Helen Zille
- Mashile said that she once believed that Zille was valuable in the political discourse of South Africa
- She now says she doesn't feel that way anymore and dragged Zille for being "callous, racist and unrepentant"
Writer and poet Lebo Mashile went on a Twitter rant yesterday evening and had Mzansi social media users having a conversation. In her post, Mashile noted how the Democratic Alliance (DA) Chairperson of the Federal Council, Helen Zille was allegedly a racist.
Mashile spoke about how at some point she believed that Zille added value to the political discourse in Mzansi, but now she feels otherwise:
"At some point I genuinely believed that Helen Zille added value to political discourse in this country. She was someone I respected until Twitter," she said.
Mashile added: "I’ve had her blocked for years. She is callous, racist, ignorant, & unrepentant. She has never been the woman she thinks she is."
Lebo's tweet started a conversation between Mzansi social media users and many weighed in with their thoughts on her statement. Replying to Lebo's tweet, one user asked if Helen Zille really had changed or if it was just that Twitter revealed her true colours.
Mashile replied: "I think both. It revealed her & since she has been sinking lower & lower into the worst parts of herself."
Here are a few comments other social media users had to say following Lebo Mashile's tweet:
@mondeh said: "We can only thank her for the ruins at the DA. Now people know what the DA stands for."
@fezeka_stwayi said: "We should be fortunate that this platform has revealed her for who she is. I share the same sentiments about her, I finally blocked her this year."
@Ettysh said: "I was also very wrong about her, I still like to believe that she has changed. I know many white liberals who were vocally anti-apartheid who have become like her in the last 20 years. Haven't blocked her, but did mute her well over a year ago now."
@kubanv commented: "Her privilege and social media unmasked her true self... Sad and deserved."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Enhle Mbali denied losing the maintenance case against Black Coffee. Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa took to social media to deny reports about maintenance claims from DJ Black Coffee having been denied to her through a legal case.
The SA celeb took to Twitter to post a photo and caption that stated previous reports about her losing the case were false and that information being spread were, according to Enhle, untruthful.
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