National 31.8.2016 04:53 pm

Mpofu tells Sexwale he’s lying about Zille

FILE PICTURE: Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

FILE PICTURE: Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

The EFF chairperson appears to find it hard to believe that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has struggle credentials.

National chairperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Dali Mpofu hit out at claims by wealthy businessman Tokyo Sexwale during an interview with talk radio station Power FM.

Sexwale claimed that Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was in the trenches with the ANC during the apartheid era. The former human settlement ministers said “she worked with me”, and the ANC was shocked that her progressive attitudes could exist in a white person given the situation in the country.

“Helen Zille is not just some white woman out there. She worked with us, she worked with me. She was in the ANC,” said Sexwale. Asked if President Jacob Zuma was a liability in the ruling party, Sexwale said he would answer that question at the party’s conference, adding that “no individual must ever be above this organisation”.

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But Mpofu, who was also active in the struggle, is having none of it. He says “it’s false” that the former leader of the DA, often called “a party for whites” ever fought against apartheid.

He didn’t explain why he thinks it isn’t true though.

Here’s what people thought of Mpofu’s views on Twitter: 


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