- This week readers' favourite stories included a peek into the lifestyle of South African power couple, the Fergusons
- Drama was provided by stories of brutal break-ups while a particularly glamorous graduate made education very fashionable
- We saw the softer side of some politicians, while a woke white South African stood up to a Yank that was trying to diss Ramaphosa on amaSocials
1. The Ferguson’s fabulous mansion
While they aren’t known for flaunting a flashy lifestyle, They're not known for living a flashy lifestyle, but sometimes South African power couple Shona and Connie Ferguson give fans a glimpse into their lavish lives.
Connie posted a video on social media of hubby riding his motorcycle in their massive estate, in the process providing fans a rare glimpse at the Ferguson's mansion.
"My #STARRING Vin Diesel ain’t got nothing on you Mr. Sho!", Connie captioned the video of her husband.
Her followers did not even notice the sweet message to her husband, or his bike riding skills- instead they were focused on her massive home.
"The house looks amazing", one Instagram user commented, while another added, "Yoh you are blessed, beautiful home".
2. Dumped on Whatsapp: Brutal heart-break tactic
A young South African woman shared this week that her boyfriend broke up with her not only over the phone, but by instant messaging platform Whatsapp. Apparently the poor woman had been suspicious after picking up unusual vibes from her beau, but when she confronted him about it he owned up to having been seeing another lady and broke up with her.
Breaking up isn’t easy for anyone, but that has to be one of the most brutal ways to end a relationship.
The young man obviously didn’t feel any guilt about this as he was straightforward in telling without caring for her feelings. Heartbroken Tlaleng took to Twitter to share screenshots of the messages.
“Guess I’ve been a joke for the whole 6 Months he literally laughed at me. My heart is heavy, my soul is shattered. I’m going through the most.”
Apparently it touched a nerve with many readers who could relate. Some even reaching out in her mentions to offer support.
3. Julius Malema: He's only human after all
After last weekend's inspiring speech which lit up the official funeral of struggle icon and Mother of the Nation, we thought it was time to show the softer side to the CIC.
Some of the sweet images on social media with his wife and family, which he has shared over time show a softer side to the firebrand CIC, which even people who don't like his politics can relate to.
His one post even provided some much needed advice for how to interact appropriately with children.
4. Studious by stylish: Glamourous graduate from UKZN
Setting the bar higher still for injecting glamour into graduation ceremonies, a graduate was filmed receiving her degree in style.
With a walk across the stage more like the strut of a supermodel on an international fashion runway, she left people in no doubt that education can be stylish, fashionable, and more than just the stuffy nerdy stereotypes which used to be the mainstay of academic excellence.
5. White Saffer claps back yank dissing Ramaphosa
For too long, white people have just stayed quiet or chimed in with expats and people across the globe who have bad things to say about South Africa. This often comes from those with little knowledge of the reality of South Africans' lived experiences.
This week, South African, Ulrich Janse van Vuuren, made us all proud when he set American, Ryan Fournier, straight online. Twitter rejoiced.
"What the “President” of South Africa is doing is just as bad as what Assad is doing. UN needs to take action and stop the South African Government from slaughtering white citizens! There’s a humanitarian crisis is South Africa and no one seems to care! We must end it!", Fournier's post read.
His post prompted a response from Ulrich Janse van Vuuren, who set the American straight.
"Dear Ryan, Yes, we don't care about your propaganda. You should come visit South Africa sometime, I'm sure you'll love it here.", Janse van Vuuren replied.
The fact that Janse van Vuuren is a verified white South African twitter user added much credibility to his response which caused South African twitter to celebrate.
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