- The Federal Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance Helen Zille slammed comments that claimed she “hates black people”
- Zille's recent public comments about how it is better to be poor in Cape Town than in the rest of the country
- The topic has sparked outrage from South Africans and she took to Twitter to call the allegations, “total rubbish”
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CAPE TOWN - Another social media tiff with the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Federal Chairperson Helen Zille in the center of it has occurred. She slammed comments that claimed she “hates black people” following her recent public statements about how it is better to be poor in Cape Town than in the rest of the country.
The topic has sparked outrage from South Africans who believe that her comments were tone-deaf.
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One social media user, @MrK, called out the former leader of the political party and said:
“But what you said Helen about black people being better in poverty in Langa than they are in any township shows that you celebrate when black people are in poverty, otherwise you would have been ashamed to say such.”
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Zille was not pleased with the comments and took to Twitter to call the allegations, “total rubbish”.
She did not let the claims go and said she did not hate any person and that if the truth offends anyone she apologises, TimesLIVE reported.
Social media users react to the controversy
“Oh, dear dear. I guess when you have nothing sensible to contribute to the conversation, we just play the race card. and think we are being smart.”
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“Is it a race card? Is it not true that whites live a much better life in SA than blacks? Who created this disparity? Was it blacks?”
“Not sure what you mean by total rubbish unless u mean what u said is TOTAL RUBBISH.”
“Why pick out one sentence out of a rational and honest interview and interpret it out of context?”
“What utter nonsense.”
DA's Helen Zille sparks mixed reactions with claim that poor people in Langa are in a better position
Briefly News reported earlier Helen Zille, the Democratic Alliance Federal Council Chairperson, is no stranger to extracting negative reactions from South Africans with her controversial comments. Her latest comments have garnered mixed reactions on social media.
The former DA leader recently made the claim that being poor in Western Cape townships is significantly better than being poor in any other township in South Africa.
Zille made her comments in a radio interview on 702 and spoke about the role NGOs play in SA, especially in the wake of the KwaZulu-Natal floods. She stated that Mzansi is actually a failing state and citizens have yet to realise this.
Source: Briefly News