Twitter drags Helen Zille over ‘skottel ‘post

2018-01-25 16:36
PHOTO: Gallo images/ Getty images

PHOTO: Gallo images/ Getty images

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Twitter continues to prove to us how unforgiving it can be and that no one is safe. Not even the City of Cape Town’s premier, Helen Zille.

In the midst of the City of Cape Town’s Water crisis, Zille has been urging residents of Cape Town to save as much water as possible through a series of pictures that show her doing everyday activities using less water.

These activities include re-using bathwater to flush the toilet, using one water bowl to wash all your fruits and many more ways.

But one particular picture received the attention of tweeps and the premier found herself in the middle of a twitter storm.

In the picture, Zille has her feet in a zinc ‘skottel’ with the caption, “This is me standing in my skottel to wash. It's amazing how little water one actually needs for a good scrub. The water is cold bcos waiting for warm wastes too much.”

After seeing this post, some twitter users took offence and mentioned that black people have been living that way while some users were not convinced that the premier actually took a bath in the ‘skottel’ due to its small size.

Check out some of the reactions below:


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