- Mzansi took shots at the ANC's newest election billboard
- The ad tells voters' The power is in your hands'
- The ad's timing was not great, as the country has been hit this week by stage 4 load shedding
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Social media had a lot to say about the ANC's new election ad.
The ad, which has been featured on billboards, reads, "The power is in your hands."
People tore the ad to shreds online. Its timing was admittedly bad, considering stage 4 load shedding has regularly left the nation without the power this week.
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The ad is part of the ruling party's new effort to woo voters ahead of the May 8 elections. However, Mzansi was not very impressed with it.
"The power is in our hands while the money is in yours? We will vote, of that you can be assured," wrote one Twitter user, JD du Plessis.
"You can't even see that your statement is disturbing," posted another in response to the billboard.
Due to the alleged failure of 6 generating units, South Africans have been without power for several hours every day since Monday.
This is the latest in years of power failures and debt problems at the power utility.
While Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan have both forward plans to save the power provider, some have argued that the proposals are too little, too late.
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One social media user, Realsiyakashe, summed up a lot of South Africans' frustration with the load shedding and other government service delivery failures by uploading a picture to Twitter.
The image shows an ANC official wearing a designer clothes in what looks like a private jet, alongside an ordinary ANC voter standing alone outside a shack.
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Source: Briefly News