Western Cape premier Helen Zille ruffled ANC feathers on Friday after sharing a picture of President Cyril Ramaphosa with ANC Western Cape treasurer Maurencia Gillion. She seems to have been snapped in a slightly awkward position with the president after greeting him with a hug at an ANC event.
Zille took a screen shot of the moment, shared it on social media and said the picture was “begging to be used in a caption competition”, much to the Western Cape ANC’s disapproval.
Here is a photo begging to be used in a caption competition. pic.twitter.com/9jfsdc9skc
— Helen Zille (@helenzille) March 22, 2019
The party said: “You being are opportunistic, just like your neo-liberal party, to take a split 1 second of a frame photo and beg for commentary! Focus on developing policy instead of behaving like a tabloid magazine!”
Those who responded asked Zille to comment on a picture of her kissing then Agang leader Dr Mamphela Ramphele during an ill-fated press conference announcing Ramphele as the DA’s presidential candidate in 2014.
— . (@BrentieBoy4) March 22, 2019
Others asked her to comment on another picture of her posing next to one of the Gupta brothers.
— Lindani Gumede (@LindaniGum) March 22, 2019