- Mzansi was divided online over Lekota's claims
- Some said this confirmed their suspicions about the president, while others said they did not believe Lekota
- The issue caused a stir nevertheless, with #RamaphosaSoldOut trending on Twitter
Social media had a mixed reaction to Terror Lekota's new claim that Cyril Ramaphosa sold out his struggle comrades in exchange for a lighter prison sentence.
In Parliament,the EFF gave Lekota a standing ovation, while ANC MPs took shots at him.
The reaction was similarly diverse online, with some defending Ramaphosa and others condemning him.
As a result of the bombshell allegation, #RamaphosaSoldOut was trending on Twitter. Some on social media said that Lekota's claims confirmed their own suspicions that Ramaphosa had sold out, according to The Citize.
One user, KatlehoMK, said this explained why Ramaphosa dropped nationalisation as a policy when he co-drafted the consitution.
Additionally, KatlehoMK said that Ramaphosa was driven by greed, which is why he supposedly pushed for a "neoliberal" constitution.
Others, however, reserved their frustration for Lekota, with several slamming the COPE leader for bringing up the accusations 40 years after the events took place and more than a year into Ramaphosa's presidency.
Some questioned whether the allegations were true, considering that Lekota had kept quiet for so long.
Additionally, some said that Lekota had always compromised with political enemies, such as when he teamed up with the FF+.
Ramaphosa, for his part, has not yet issued a public statement in response to the allegation.
It remains to be seen whether the public will believe the presient or Lekota, and what impact this may have on the president's popularity going into the May 8 elections.
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