Dlamini-Zuma labels Save SA protests ‘rubbish’

ANC presidential contender Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appears to have referred to the Save SA protests on Friday as ‘rubbish’.

Former African Union (AU) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma raises her fist during songs sung by ANC supporters after her arrival from Ethiopia at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on 15 March 2017. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) presidential contender Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appears to have referred to the Save SA protests on Friday as ‘rubbish’.

She was responding to a Twitter conversation in which Treasury spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete said the Save SA protests were well-funded.

Another person then said it’s mind-blowing how many resources their privilege affords them.

Dlamini-Zuma then said: "This is what they are protecting... hence some of us are not part of this rubbish. They must join us for the march for our land they stole...”

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma tweeted about Save SA in a Twitter conversation about the civil organisation's state of funding. She later deleted the tweet.

Dlamini-Zuma has now deleted that tweet, while posting a further message saying she was aware of a "fake tweet doing rounds".

However, many people pointed out the tweet was posted from her account and could not have been fake.

Was the former government minister hacked?

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)