Zackie Achmat sends a message to "crazy" Boris Johnson

Social justice activist Zackie Achmat took the airwaves by storm starting his #FridayStandIn show with a message for UK's foreign minister, Boris Johnson.

We are led by clowns, by stupid politicians and crazy politicians, one of them is Boris Johnson. Someone please get a British ambassador on the line. We need to call her. We we don’t want someone who believes South Africa should be re-colonised. We don’t want a racist.

Zackie Achmat, Friday stand-in

Achmat didn't steer away from controversy in the three-hour show and this sparked different views from listeners during the open line.

Here are some quotes that got the phone lines buzzing:

"I don’t pay for my TV license"

"The ANC controls the media, not only SABC. It controls new private media as well."

"I believe Jacob Zuma is a gangster."

Listen to the audio below to hear more...

Achmat and his guests shared their experiences as tenants in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Read the story here: Affordability and lawless landlords making residents lives difficult.

In the second half of the show he delved into the rights and laws of tenants.

See some quotes from Achmat during the conversation...

Safety is a constitutional right. Landlords must make sure their tenants are safe.

Zackie Achmat, Friday stand-in

I’m a fan of Adam Smith’s view of rent.

Zackie Achmat, Friday stand-in

It’s your right to get a reasonable return on your property.

Zackie Achmat, Friday stand-in

Listen to the audio below...

Watch Achmat send a message to Boris Johnson:

People were also engaging on Twitter...

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