The Hustle winner Flex Rabanyan and former Western Cape premier Helen Zille went head-to-head in a spicy war of words over farming and job security

It all started after a Twitter user weighed in on the land panel’s proposals, labelling the suggestions “Helen Zille thinking”.

Zille challenged the tweep by asking the person to elaborate on his opinions.

“Sweetness, please give us your opinion on how you build the food-productivity and job-creation capacity of the land currently in black ownership. Thank you,” she wrote.

Flex saw the exchange and wasn’t about to let it slide

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He shared a snarky tweet about how black people didn’t eat before colonialism because they didn’t know how to farm.

Zille hit back and labelled Flex’s statement “stupid” and called the rapper “clueless”

“That is such a stupid statement. Think of population numbers, think of urbanisation and the need for viable farms to keep people in cities fed. You are clearly clueless. Have a nice day,” she tweeted.

Flex was ready with a spicy clap back and told Zille that she was too used to “ignoring the truth”.

“Helenic I am trying to explain to you that this whole living system that you guys are proud of is destroying the earth & is very unsustainable. But I don’t need to explain this to you because your whole vibe is based on ignoring the truth. Bhabhayi Gogo don’t let me reason you,” he wrote.

The musician also went on to tackle people who challenged his view.