DA Federal Council Chairperson Helen Zille. Picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency(ANA)
DA Federal Council Chairperson Helen Zille. Picture: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africans see the funny side of Helen Zille's return to politics

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Oct 21, 2019

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Johannesburg - Former Western Cape premier Helen Zille's election as the chair of the DA's Federal Council has brought some humour to social media with a trending hashtag #ClearlyBetterThanZille.

Zille was elected at the weekend and her comeback into politics has received mixed reactions politically and in society. The hashtag #ClearlyBetterThanZille is being used as a humorous attempt at breaking the ice.

Social media users are posting pictures of things that could be described as being better than Zille. The humour serves as a reminder of how controversial a political figure Zille has become over the years.

She ended her premiership earlier this year following the 2019 general elections. She had also previously served as the leader of the DA. 

Here are some tweets:

my dream of driving this car @MercedesBenz_SA is far fetched but #ClearlyBetterThanZille pic.twitter.com/TNzKQOvmpX

— Mzolisi Makalima (@mr_makalima) October 21, 2019

That one uncle in every township that is always drunk Monday to Sunday but is unemployed is #ClearlyBetterThanZille pic.twitter.com/2l6N184SDy

— Koketso3x (@Koketso3x1) October 21, 2019

Relationshipically, my life is a mess but hey is. #ClearlyBetterThanZille pic.twitter.com/fliA5ik6Nb

— Daniels🕸️ (@Rakbont) October 21, 2019

Things that are #ClearlyBetterThanZille :
-My R40 bank balance
-Amapiano
-This heat
-Chicken feet
-Load shedding
-Zodwa Wabantu pic.twitter.com/1sXP1XHk2S

— Minister of No Finance (@Kat_not_basic) October 21, 2019

Even this heat 🔥 is #ClearlyBetterThanZille pic.twitter.com/zV84sk3jCB

— Tebogo Makabate (@TMakabate) October 21, 2019
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