Cape Town - Helen Zille started trending on Twitter on Women's Day, for her remarks on a thread which seemed to shed light on some of the challenges women face, and why people often say that "Men Are Trash".
Zille did not appreciate the thread's take and retorted by saying that the remarks were not fair as it puts an unfair label on men as a whole.
Her remarks did not go over well given that it comes on Women's Day, which is meant to commemorate the day where over 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1956 to end to pass laws which sought to control the movement of black women around the country.
They day is also meant as celebration of women and their contributions to our society.
Many felt that Zille's remarks were deaf to the legitimate struggles and tribulations women experience in the country, as it doesn't help move the conversation forwards and appears reactive.