ANC deletes social media posts on airport name changes after backlash

ANC deletes social media posts on airport name changes after backlash

- ANC asked South Africans to send submissions for airport name changes

- It proposed Nelson Mandela for Cape Town and Winnie Mandela for Kimberley

- However, it deleted the posts after receiving backlash from social media users

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The ANC has deleted its social media posts on airport name changes after receiving severe backlash from South Africans.

Posting on Facebook and Twitter, the ANC urged South Africans to send their submissions in support of renaming South African several airports.

It proposed Cape Town's airport to be renamed Nelson Mandela International Airport and Kimberley's airport to be renamed Winnie Madikizela-Mandela International Airport.

The ANC further proposed changing Port Elizabeth International Airport to Albertina Sisulu International Airport.

However, these social media posts vanished from the ANC's Facebook and Twitter accounts within hours of being posted.

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Briefly.co.za learned that many South Africans opposed the ANC's proposals. Many are in favour of Cape Town's airport being renamed after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

EFF's leader, Julius Malema, also criticised the ANC's proposals. He accused ANC of relegating the role women played in the anti-apartheid struggle.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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