The DA marched to the Guptas’ Saxonwold compound and Twitter had some questions


The Democratic Alliance (DA) marched to the Gupta compound in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, on Thursday morning to protest against state capture and corruption, which was kind of surprising given their previous views on this issue of marching to people’s homes.

The DA said it was marching to the Gupta compound because it is the headquarters of corruption in South Africa.

Party leader Mmusi Maimane, who attended the rain-soaked event, called for a commission on state capture and for the arrest of President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family, widely perceived as Zuma’s patrons.

Ironically just last year, Maimane condemned the decision by civil rights organisation Equal Education to march to the home of former Western Cape education minister Debbie Schafer to demand safer schools for children.

We weren’t the only ones asking how the DA leader can condemn a protest march to the home of a DA politicians one year and then lead a march to the homes of private citizens and still claim to be balanced.

When will people learn not to underestimate #filestwitter?


Featured image by Sipho Hlongwane



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