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Zille: Cartoon I retweeted is rejecting stereotypes

The cartoon, which depicts a conversation between a white person - who is accused of taking land - while a black man is accused of rape, has caused heated debate on Twitter.

FILE: Helen Zille. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA)'s Helen Zille said the reason why she retweeted a cartoon drawn by cartoonist Jerm was to highlight generalisations associated with race.

The cartoon has caused heated debate on Twitter.

It depicts a conversation between a white person - who is accused of taking land - while a black man is accused of rape.

Both deny being involved in either instance.

She said the cartoonist was trying to make a point, highlighting how the two races were stereotyped.

"The most basic reading of that cartoon will show you that the cartoon is rejecting the stereotypes. He [the cartoonist] is undermining the stereotypes, he's laughing at the stereotypes, he's using satire to debunk the stereotypes."

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