Pearl Thusi landed herself in hot soup with tweeps when she posted that she could never defend the killing of other Africans in South Africa.

“Killing African Nationals that reside in South Africa is something I will never defend. Defending borders drawn by colonizers will never be something I limit myself with. #I am African”, she wrote on Twitter.

Tweeps dragged her saying she failed to understand what they meant when they said #PutSouthAfricaFirst. Some even accused her of dating a Nigerian man.

Scandal actress Masasa Mbangeni came to Pearl Thusi’s defence and shared her experience with what she called narrow minded South Africans.

“I was dragged for filth for saying I was going to Ghana to get my husband. Told that they are dark like me, I must f*ck off. I will never forget being in Tanzania and my brothers asking me, ‘why are you killing us in South Africa'”, she said.

She added that Pearl said nothing wrong with what she said. EFF leader also rebuked South Africans who were against Zimbabweans, Mozambicans, Nigerians and other Africans working in South Africa.