Rat Bites South African Politician On Toe, Racial Tweet Follows (Naturally)


In South Africa, even getting bitten by a rat can turn into a race issue.


You’re looking at the rat-bitten toe of the country’s opposition leader and anti-apartheid activist Helen Zille. The political powerhouse-cum-social media maven tweeted out the pic with the message, “The weirdest thing just happened.


I went to fetch the newspapers at the gate, when a rat darted out, and bit me on my toe!” Among the tweets advising her to see a doc and asking her why her cat wasn’t doing its job, one instigator tweeted this gem: “Was the rat black or white?” Zille retweeted, adding, “Only in SA!! Just a matter of time b4 someone brought race into it.”

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