Twitter urges Maimane to 'deal with Zille' after opposing her #TaxRevolt

29 January 2019 - 08:17 By Cebelihle Bhengu
DA leader Mmusi Maimane faced a strong backlash on Twitter for his perceived failure to reprimand the party's former leader Helen Zille.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane faced a strong backlash on Twitter for his perceived failure to reprimand the party's former leader Helen Zille.
Image: Mmusi Maimane via Twitter

DA leader Mmusi Maimane was heavily criticised on Monday following a Twitter statement in which he distanced himself from a tax revolt proposed by former DA leader Helen Zille.

On Saturday, Zille dominated conversation following a Twitter post in which she said she would organise a tax revolt if those implicated in corruption at the Zondo commission are not arrested. 

Maimane's critics on Twitter called him out for not responding immediately to Zille's stance on a tax revolt, accusing him of double standards by failing to reprimand Zille in the same way the party cracked down on former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille.

Helen Zille took to Twitter to say if those implicated in the state capture inquiry aren't prosecuted in a sensible amount of time, she would lead a tax revolt. Social media, however, did not look favourably on it, taking to Twitter to slam her tweets.


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