I do not believe that anyone who wants to silence criticism – even if they delete the statement the next day – can ever be presidential material, writes Melanie Verwoerd, in response to a Facebook post by John Steenhuisen.
On Wednesday night, I was snuggled up in bed with a lovely book. Just before midnight, my phone pinged. It was a text from a former senior DA politician. "Hi Melanie, trust you're well…what on earth did you dare write (Smiley face)?"
Below it was a screenshot from a Facebook post by the leader of the opposition, John Steenhuisen, presumably in response to a column I had written for News24 that morning.