‘You’re a distraction’: Mmusi Maimane takes swipe at Nhlanhla Lux

OneSA Movement leader, Mmusi Maimane has taken a swipe at Operation Dudula leader, Nhlanhla ‘Lux’ Mohlauli. 

Nhlanhla Lux took to Twitter to refute claims Maimane made about Operation Dudula while he was on Podcast and Chill with MacG this week. 


During his interview on Podcast and Chill with MacG, Maimane spoke at length about the immigration crisis, crime, unemployment and education. 

Lux said Maimane was lying on Podcast and Chill about how Operation Dudula operates. 

“The problem with SA politicians is that they don’t call a spade a spade! They hide behind English words in an attempt to sound smart.” 

Mmusi Maimane on what he thinks about Nhlanhla Lux, #OperationDudula and immigration

“It doesn’t start inside the country, it starts at the boarder. Inside the country is a different conversation”

On #PodcastAndChill
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Maimane then said Lux is a lightie being used by political handlers. 

“You admitted you work with ministers on live TV.  You are not a revolutionary, you are not a visionary, and your whole brand is built on hate. 

“Your operation is a dangerous distraction that solves nothing,” Maimane said 

Watching @MmusiMaimane on @podcastwithmacg lying about me/dudula.

We have never practiced any of the methods he associates us with

The problem with SA politicians is that they don’t call a spade a spade! They hide behind English words in attempt to sound smart. #Woza2024 pic.twitter.com/0tGAdszhcb

— nhlanhlalux (@nhlanhla_lux_) May 20, 2022

The former DA leader further said Lux is a distraction. A Will Smith slap in the middle of a war in Europe. 

“My focus is on the real causes of our problems in SA, the ANC govt that has underdeveloped and looted SA for 28 years. 

“My focus is on fixing education, entrepreneurship and  supporting small businesses.”

Mmusi Maimane


Maimane was asked whether he thought Zille was racist and he said she does say some “racist” things in his view but he respects her. He went on to say that was apart of the journey of challenging the issue.

“I think Helen Zille says some very racist things, in my view,” he said. 

“I have worked with Helen. I respect her. I think she says some things that may be deemed as that (racist), but at the end of the day part of the journey is about challenging the issue. I thought the statement about colonialism, for example, was one of those statements that were discriminatory against people. It undermined the pain of black people,” he added.

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