The Roodt and stem of SA’s problems play out on Twitter

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The Roodt and stem of SA’s problems play out on Twitter

It might be a good place to vent, but how three tweets played shows it’s not a great place for solutions

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On Monday, peripheral bigot Dan Roodt blamed women for being raped, tweeting that “many South African women dress like prostitutes” and then “complain about rape”.

On Thursday, shortly after SA’s crime figures were released, former Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela tweeted: “The number of people killed in SA in 2018 is more than the recorded number of killings in Syria the same year. So, you’d be safer in a country at war compared to SA.”

It would be unfair, on one level, to suggest these two tweets have similar motives...

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