A local Cape Town member of parliament, Helen Zille, sent a Tweet out that suggest to simply stop paying taxes. Obviously this Tweet has stirred up quite a bit of controversy.
“The ANC government has an Achilles heel. Honest taxpayers will not continue forking up billions to corruption. If this continues, I’m going to be the first to mobilise a tax strike to bring this government to its senses. Anyone who gives them another chance is an accomplice.”Source: Premier Helen Zille Twitter Page
The ANC stated that this action is borderline treason, and that she should be investigated.
“We call on her to withdraw this irresponsible statement and rather unite in action to grow South Africa. We also call on business leaders and workers’ leaders to repudiate her statement.’’Source: Ebrahim Rasool
“There’s no need for Zille to be investigated or to have action taken against her because she is right. This government has looted taxpayers’ money.”Source: Western Cape DA Leader Bonginkosi Madikizela
This is not the first time Zille has stirred up the pot with questionable Tweets. Back in 2017, Zille Tweeted ” For those claiming the legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water, etc. – Source Helen Zille Twitter Page.
Zille definitely isn’t afraid to share her opinion on the matter, which has landed her in hot water. Last June the public protector found she was in violation of the ethics code.