'I'm p*ssed' - Penny Lebyane weighs in on Verwoerd's grandson heading to parliament

15 May 2019 - 11:00 By Kyle Zeeman
TV host Penny Lebyane was not happy with the grandson of Hendrik Verwoerd, Dr Wynand Boshoff, being made an MP.
TV host Penny Lebyane was not happy with the grandson of Hendrik Verwoerd, Dr Wynand Boshoff, being made an MP.
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TV host Penny Lebyane has joined the debate around reports that FF Plus Northern Cape leader, and grandson of Hendrik Verwoerd, Dr Wynand Boshoff, has scored a seat in parliament.

Verwoerd is often labelled the "architect of apartheid" for his role in shaping apartheid policy during his time as minister of native affairs and later as SA's prime minister.

While the decision sparked fierce debate on social media, Penny took to Twitter to share her thoughts on it.

She started off by sharing one of the reports, alongside the caption: "that was quick ..."

She then responded to a post asking when those shocked by the decision would meet to discuss it, by saying she was angry at the situation.

She said what was needed was a paradigm shift and a new way of thinking.

A follower pointed out that Melanie Verwoerd, who had married Verwoerd's grandson Wilhelm, had represented the ANC in parliament under Nelson Mandela, and asked why Penny had not been touched then.

She responded by saying she saw "nothing wrong with what happened".


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