Zindzi Mandela breaks silence after tweet backlash

Mandela tweeted late last night saying she's back from her trip and will take a stroll down the twitter streets later today. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - After days of silence on social media Zindzi Mandela tweeted late last night saying she's back from her trip and will take a stroll down twitter's streets on Wednesday.

The ambassador to Denmark ruffled some feathers with a string of tweets, using the hashtag Our Land and The Land Is Ours.

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Nelson Mandela's daughter tweeted, "Dear Apartheid Apologists, your time is over. You will not rule again. We do not fear you. Finally #TheLandIsOurs."

Responses to her comment on the sensitive issue varied, with some calling for her diplomatic recall.

Lobby group AfriForum called for her dismissal.

AfriForum deputy CEO Alana Bailey says Mandela's views are contributing “to the division of local communities”.

The DA also says her comments are divisive and warrant that she be recalled.

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But The EFF has come out in her defence on what they call "a racist onslaught", stating that Mandela correctly tweeted about the need for black people to get their land back from white land thieves and racists.

The Department of International Relations says it's still verifying the authenticity of the Twitter account.

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