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Helen Zille dragged for wearing 'I am an African' t-shirt at Senekal protests

16 October 2020 4:20 PM
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DA federal council chair Helen Zille attended the Senekal protests to support farmers and her choice of t-shirt caused a stir on Twitter.

Zille showed up in the Free State town wearing a t-shirt written, "I am an African" in bold white letters.

She also held a placard that read "Stop the Killing" while donning armbands in the colours of the South African flag.

Racial tensions have been high in Senekal since the murder of local farm manager Brendin Horner earlier this month.

RELATED: Senekal violence has opened South Africa's old wounds, says President Ramaphosa

An image of Zille at the Senekal protests has become a talking point on Twitter after media personality Ntsiki Mazwai questioned the politician's choice of t-shirt.

A number of South Africans have criticised the former DA leader and her political motive for being at the protests.

The words 'Helen Zille' have been trending on Twitter on Friday afternoon.


16 October 2020 4:20 PM
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Helen Zille
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Senekal court protest

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