Maimane Shades Ramaphosa for Jacking His Style: “Can’t Wear My Favourite Shirt Any More”

Maimane Shades Ramaphosa for Jacking His Style: “Can’t Wear My Favourite Shirt Any More”

  • DA leader Mmusi Maimane has headed online to shade President Cyril Ramaphosa for 'copying' his style
  • According to Maimane, the shirt Ramaphosa rocked at last nights State of The Nation address was definitely inspired by him
  • Mzansi took to the comments section and shared their reactions to Maimane's cheeky remarks

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Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane has social media users laughing after hilariously suggesting that President Cyril Ramaphosa stole his drip. Maimane made the comments following Ramaphosa's Nation Address last night.

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Mmusi Maimane has shaded President Cyril Ramaphosa for jacking his style. Mzansi could not help but laughing at the petty dispute. Images: Getty
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The President can be seen wearing a black-and-white floral print shirt which other notable leaders like Nelson Mandela and Maimane have sported before. Team SA's 2021 Olympic uniform even bears a resemblance to the now-infamous shirt.

Heading online, @MmusiMaimane had this to say about the 'who wore it best' incident:

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"Now I can’t wear my favourite shirt any more. Ramaphosa is biting."

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Social media users headed to the comments section, reacting to the spicy comments. Many people laughed at Maimane, saying he stole Mandela's drip first.

Other thought he should be flattered that the President was 'copying' his style. Check out some of the reactions below:

@RanjeniM said:

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."

@i_speakit said:

"It's the national uniform for losers bro."

@mboma29617767 said:

"You have the same taste!!! Hopefully not in woman... ngoba if so, yoooh!!!"

@MrpatPatman said:

"Drip is forever."

@Xolani_khabazel said:

"Madiba religion uniform."


"Cupcake wore it better."

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In related news, Briefly News previously reported that South Africans have done it again: trolling one of the more recognised political faces over a detail so small it should not have been noticed.

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Twitter detectives will have a different opinion, though, as they work hard to leave no stone unturned in the name of bringing all the juicy details forward.

Mmusi Maimane, the former Leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) political party, is the latest to be reminded of this fact. But clap-back hard he did to the flurry of hilarious and nonsensical reactions that flooded in over the picture he shared online.

The snap shows Maimane standing between two other politicians, including Zimbabwe's Nelson Chamisa, in the foyer of an office. All three men are dressed smartly in suits, Maimane opting for a black one with a blue tie.

The post was captioned:

"Haters and crocodiles alike will have a heart attack."

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It's not known what is brewing, but the picture and the caption accompanying it, if anything, suggests something big is on the offing. Maybe a new political force to challenge the opposition?

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Well, cryptic as it might seem, Maimane could be onto something, and it may only be a matter of time before it's revealed. In the interim, Mzansi social media users had a go at him over the picture, more so, the black Crocs the former DA man is wearing.

Unimpressed, Saffas went at him unrelentingly for not having them polished, reminding him that Kiwi shoe polish is still a thing. One user, @Cellular_Jnr, was bold enough to sneak in a young job request to the politician. He wrote:

"Ntate Mmusi, we living in a county where poverty is now our friend, can you please give me a piece job, I can even polish your shoes, sir?"

To which Maimane responded:

"I think Lorch has more shoes than I do."

The back-and-forth between Maimane and some users of the microblogging app had the rest of the crowd falling out their seats.

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Unimpressed Saffas have a go at former political leader

Briefly News brings readers more of the funny reactions below.

@Mathetem warned:

"Please don’t a @tito_mboweni on us, you are still young!"

@DrContieGabi said:

"My brother, this obsession with Zimbabwe makes me think you would like to be a citizen. Even at a Zambian inauguration ceremony, you still obsess with #Zimbabwe."

@Maki_Motsepe added:

"Yoo we can't help him. Kiwi or Nugget don't have Twitter accounts. Shem."

@MphezeniN offered:

"He must apply for R350."


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