South Africans are convinced that the DA's leader, Mmusi Maimane, is the reincarnation of Jan van Riebeeck.
Just when we thought we have heard it all, Briefly.co.za gathered that someone suggested Mmusi Maimane is the spiritual embodiment of Jan van Riebeeck.
On Wednesday, Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux posted that Maimane's cellphone number allegedly ends with 1652 - which is coincidentally the year van Riebeeck arrived in Cape Town.
"Mmusi Maimane’s phone number ends with 1652 & The Arrival of Jan Van Riebeeck in Cape Town was in 1652. I’ll only assume that Jan Van Riebeeck woke up in form of Mmusi Maimane," the post read.
Most social media users merely found the post hilarious, but there were a few who thought Man's Not Barry Roux was onto something.
Social media user @godwinratikwane commented: "This is a very interesting, I for one don't believe in coincidence. In fact I'm scratching that word off my vocabulary from today. @MmusiMaimane must be Jan Van Riebeeck in some form of spiritual being."
Another tweep, @T_Boi_SA, wrote: "@MmusiMaimane ke reincarnation ya that man. sinyile nyi mos. van riebek is still very much alive."
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