- Mmusi Maimane recently said people refer to him as "mini-Mandela"
- This comment elicited various reactions on Twitter
- Many people made fun of the comparison
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane recently got into political hot water after apparently comparing himself to former President Nelson Mandela.
In a video that went viral on social media, Maimane is heard saying that people often refer to him as "mini-Mandela." He said:
I want to ask you — which party would Nelson Mandela have dreamt of? People phone me. They are on Twitter, they are on Facebook. They say Mmusi Maimane, you are a mini-Mandela.
Exactly who called Maimane a "mini-Mandela?"
As could be expected, this comment drew various reactions from South Africans, many of them poking fun at him. Briefly.co.za compiles some reactions below.
Some Twitter users wanted to know who exactly made the comparison:
Some thought Maimane was smoking something rather strong:
For some, a comparison to Mandela isn't exactly something to be proud of:
Finally, some South Africans thought there should be an intervention before Maimane takes it too far:
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