Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has sparked a heated debate on twitter, after describing black privilege as “being able to loot a country and steal hundreds of billions and get re-elected.”

Her comments have sparked a public backlash with some such as former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela demanding that Zille apologise.

This is not the first time Zille has been slated for her on-line pronouncements – she was criticised for her comments praising colonialism, a few years ago.