The ANC Women’s League, led by its leader, Bathabile Dlamini, on Tuesday visited family of Karabo Mokoena, who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend, Sandile Mantsoe, in Diepkloof, Soweto.
After speaking to the family, the league took groceries they had bought to the family, and each member carried one item to the house, as seen on a front-page picture of The Star circulating on social media.
The move has been highly criticised, with Mbhazima Shilowa saying the league was “mocking the poor”.
“One thing you’ve got to give to the ANC is how they’ve dulled our outrage. I mean how outrageous is this? Mocking the poor, it is, to me,” he said.
One thing you've got to give to the ANC is how they've dulled our outrage. I mean how outrageous is this. Mocking the poor it is to me pic.twitter.com/xeZTVhUkll
— Mbhazima Shilowa (@Enghumbhini) May 17, 2017
These were some of the reactions on Twitter:
@Enghumbhini Meanwhile she spents millions on her kids' protection! Mxm!
— Litlhare Rabele (@LitlhareR) May 17, 2017
@Enghumbhini doing it for the cameras. Unnecessary. Very insensitive.
— kerotse (@kmosebetsi) May 17, 2017
@Enghumbhini Doing this just for the cameras, this is disgusting. Inimba mayibenye bafazi.
— Lungisa Mazaleni (@LungisaMazaleni) May 17, 2017
@Enghumbhini The ANC never miss an opportunity to behave badly and take the low road. Shamefull!
— One Nation SA (@Jonty32470290) May 17, 2017
@Enghumbhini And it's only well fed individuals on this photo
— GibraltarZA (@GibraltarZA) May 17, 2017