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Twitter on #ThingsHelenMade

Staff Reporter

A list of some of the jokes, the serious tweets, and what Lindiwe Mazibuko has to say about reports on Helen Zille's comments about her.

DA leader Helen Zille and former parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko. (Gallo)

Twitter wastes no time when popular tweeters make a mess of things. And Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille was no different. 

Reports on Sunday emerged that Zille made questionable comments about the party’s former parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko. The most talked about one was that she “made” Mazibuko, referring to her success within the party.

After the May 7 election, Mazibuko pulled out of the opposition’s parliamentary, saying she was going to further her studies at Harvard instead. But a DA MP told the Mail & Guardian last week that Mazibuko had been unhappy for some time since she differed with party Zille on the party’s position on the Employment Equity Amendment Bill, and that she was “emotionally drained”.

Here’s a list of the funny tweets, serious questions and everything Mazibuko had to say on social media about the situation. 

Some tweeters took the more serious route, making it clear that Zille will have to work hard to undo the damage the report has caused.

And all Mazibuko had to say by 10am was this:

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