ANC Youth League blasts 'fake racist girl' Zille
The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League has launched its most personal attack yet on Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille in response to her remark that President Jacob Zuma has put his wives at risk of contracting HIV.
The league said it was “disgusted by remarks attributed to the racist girl Helen Zille, who when failing to defend her stupid and sexist decision to appoint predominantly white males into her Cabinet, attacks the President of the Republic of South Africa (sic)”.
“Zille has appointed an all-male cabinet of useless people, majority of whom are her boyfriends and concubines so that she can continue to sleep around with them, yet she claims to have the moral authority to question our President (sic).”
The Sowetan on Tuesday quoted Zille as saying: “Zuma is a self-confessed womaniser with deeply sexist views, who put all his wives at risk by having unprotected sex with an HIV-positive woman.”
The remarks reportedly came in response to criticism from Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich on the composition of her provincial executive.
Zille is the only woman on the team.
The ANCYL threatened to take “militant action” against the premier.
“If the fake racist girl Zille continues to speak hogwash like she has been doing during elections, we will take militant action against her, and demonstrate to her that she does not have monopoly over the Western Cape (sic),” it said.
“The fake racist girl who was dropped on a head as child should understand that South Africa will never be a Mickey-mouse Republic like she wants to portray it (sic),” it added.
“An absolute majority of South Africans support President Jacob Zuma and will find it very disgusting for a fake racist apartheid agent to continue undermining the highest office in South Africa (sic).”
The ANC has also condemned Zille’s statement, saying it was “astounded by the extraordinary attack by Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille on the person of President Jacob Zuma”.
Zuma conceded during his rape trial in 2006 that he had had unprotected sex with his accuser, an HIV-positive family friend, but said he had showered afterwards to minimise the risk of infection.
Asked for comment, Zille’s spokesperson Fritz de Klerk said a response was being drafted.—Sapa