Helen Zille is having tea and y’all are invited: What you need to know about her podcast

27 August 2019 - 09:51 By Unathi Nkanjeni
Helen Zille has launched á podcast and it's already a hit.
Helen Zille has launched á podcast and it's already a hit.
Image: RUVAN BOSHOFF

Two months after a “very productive” three-hour conversation over tea and cake with Thuli Madonsela, former DA leader Helen Zille has launched her own podcast.

Zille made headlines in May after she took to social media to express controversial views on “black privilege”. This resulted in the former public protector calling on her to withdraw her claims and apologise.

Media personalities Pearl Thusi and Hlomla Dandala, author Zakes Mda and finance minister Tito Mboweni also chimed in.

Helen Zille sent the Twittersphere into overdrive after tweeting about “black privilege” on Friday May 17. Among those outraged by Zille's comments are some influential South Africans.

On August 24, Zille announced the launch of the podcast, Tea with Helen, which will air on YouTube, iTunes and Spotify.

According to the podcast's slogan, its purpose is to engage in conversations with those who disagree with the former Western Cape premier's views.

So far it has attracted more than 1,900 subscribers.

The first video was posted on Monday morning. It featured Zille having tea with Business Day's former editor-in-chief, Peter Bruce. 

Fans on social media were excited by the move and flooded Twitter with messages of support for Zille.

Here is a snapshot of reactions:


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