South African media personality, Pearl Thusi, has openly lambasted the Democratic Alliance (DA), whom she has labelled as a “joke”. In a Twitter thread shared in the early hours of Monday, 14 September 2020, the actress appeared to be ticked off by a tweet from the political party.
The DA shared their dissatisfaction towards the African National Congress’ (ANC) decision to move statues and monuments of the oppressors of the past, which they believed was an obstacle of nation building in South Africa. Pearl quickly responded with, “Wow. You want to keep celebrating those bastards who violated our people? As if teaching us the wrong history all these years wasn’t enough. I hope basusa neStatue s’kaNyoko. Gha!”.
Pearl then likened the DA to the reign of Donald Trump, who has become one of the most notorious leaders of The United States of America. She added, “Y’all spreading that Trump like fear and rhetoric is really low. So the DA find a black Front-liner EVERY TIME to try and scam us. @SollyMalatsi unjani bhuti? So Nawe awufuni ama-statue asuswe vele?”. After spending much time on the DA’s Twitter page, Pearl concluded with, “The DA is a joke. So annoyed I even landed on their page. Nami bengenzani.”
The Queen Sono actress has attempted to remain out of the Twitterverse ever since the drama involving BET Africa’s Behind The Story and Toll A$$ Mo saw her being dragged for days on the platform. She has opted for Instagram, where comments appeared kinder, and left the trolls to their antics on Twitter, without engaging with them. The DA’s comments seemed to truly irk Pearl, as she couldn’t hold back any longer.
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