- African National Congress officials, including MEC for Safety and Security Faith Mazibuko, are slammed for eating in front of a hungry child and not thinking fo sharing
- A video on social media showing ANC officials campaigning in Gauteng and eating in front of the boy has attracted criticism
- Briefly News takes a look at the reactions from Mzansi residents who have slammed the ANC officials
The ruling party, the African National Congress, and its officials have come under fire for tucking into a meal in front of a young small boy, who appears hungry, yet they felt no shame.
Reports suggest that ANC was campaigning in one of the wards where the by-elections were held but the lack of kindness showed by the party’s representatives leaves a lot to be desired.
The ruling party may have recorded another set of positive results during the most recent round of by-elections held this week but video footage of some politicians' behaviour on the campaign trail has been branded ‘heartless’ on social media.
Mzansi social media users have expressed their views on the video clip and many are shocked by the actions of several senior members.
According to The South African, Gauteng MEC for safety and Security Faith Mazibuko can be heard preaching empty slogans such as ‘local economy’ over and over again.
The MEC has since responded to the video and claims that the ANC had failed to share the meal with the young poor man. She said:
“There is a video circulating on social media where I ate legs during door-to-door yesterday. It is well known that wherever I go to buy food in the community to support the local economy, venison is my favourite.
“But I apologise for any inconvenience this video may have caused. The purpose was to buy food because we are hungry and to support the community – not to buy votes. I’m so sorry.”
Taking a look at the reactions from the social media application, many are in unison that the ANC is no longer fit to rule.
“This is putting the ANC into disrepute. They must step aside.”
“It's really sad how people are made fools for the sake of the vote. After voting then what?”
“True reflection of South Africans and politicians.”
“They left their mansions, drove their big car and came here to literally eat in front of the poor!!? How many cheeks must we turn?”
“I want to donate towards groceries for this kid. He has been humiliated and starved by the ruling government.”
Briefly News also reported that a local man shared his tax woes with his Twitter followers and many felt that they could relate in more ways than one.
Sipho Mbanjwa shared that at one time he was working three jobs but all his extra cash went to SARS.
Sipho went on to say that the harder he worked, the more money was taxed. He said people are taxed "only for the ANC to loot all that money". His tweet struck a nerve with many South African tweeps.
A lot of tweeps shared their stories about being taxed more the harder they work and blamed the ANC for alleged corruption. Sipho's tweet gained over 1 500 likes on the social networking site, which clearly showed how many Saffas are in agreement with him.
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Source: Briefly News