This video is a lovely mockery that may push Helen Zille’s Twitter wars (twars) into a place of context and understanding for those who don’t know what the hell Twitter is.
Despite my distrust of God-Zille for failing transparency and austerity, i’ve often admired her tweets because i’d rather a leader back themselves up than be meaninglessly, politically correct. This time, however, she went over the top and gave us another glimpse of her slipping profile.
Daily Maverick: “This past Sunday, Helen Zille, the leader of the DA, launched a bizarre racist attack on City Press political reporter Carien du Plessis.
In tweet after tweet that evening, Zille suggested that Du Plessis was biased against the DA because of her race. It was breath-taking to watch. It also raised serious questions in the minds of many observers about whether Helen Zille isn’t the DA’s biggest liability. Throughout it all, Du Plessis maintained a caustic and dignified silence, breathing new life into William Faulker’s famous words, ‘Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words.'” – read the full article.
Mail & Guardian: “”The socially media savvy leader tweets regularly and has had a few memorable spats in the past. But it’s been a while since she’s really let rip … until Sunday, that is. She launched a surprisingly vitriolic attack on City Press political journalist Carien du Plessis. Zille’s anger was first sparked over a City Press article on Sunday comparing election manifestos between parties, which reported on the DA’s shifting stance on the reopening of land claims. The article featured a leaked internal party memorandum, and reported that the DA would hold a special caucus meeting on Monday to discuss “fresh internal policy ructions” over the issue.” – read the full article.
PS: The characters are based on Zapiro caricature sketches that are then moulded into clay marquettes to be set as latex heads. Each character’s distinguishing features are emphasized in the manner as they have been in Zapiro’s cartoons.