Zille faces criticism in new Twitter storm

JOHANNESBURG - Helen Zille is courting controversy on Twitter yet again.

The DA's Federal Council chairperson posted a cartoon comparing historical land theft to rape.

Her tweet was trending throughout Monday.

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Many responders found her post offensive, with some saying her views indicated the DA's direction going into the New Year.

Zille defended her use of the cartoon, saying it was a perfect example of race generalisations.

The cartoon's creator Jeremy Nell stated the cartoon is ridiculing collectivist groupthink and promoting individualism.