After DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, passionately claimed that 44 out of ten South Africans were unemployed, South Africans on social media joked that he was was ‘pulling a Jacob Zuma’.
Trying to make sense of Maimane’s slip of the tongue, Twitter user, Babalwa Zani, suggested that he was probably trying to say 40 percent of South Africans, but in the moment tried to simplify it to four out of ten.
Regardless, South Africans found it hilarious and quickly took to social media to add on to the joke. One Twitter user shared the video and appealed to Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, to deploy more maths teachers because there was a crisis with Maimane, Briefly.co.za discovered.
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Tasneem Motara joked that Maimane’s party probably also thinks that 30 out of three South Africans would vote for the DA.
Donald Fourie showed some sympathy for the leader and suggested he was probably exhausted from all the political canvassing for the upcoming elections, as most politicians would be.
ANC politician, Fikile Mbalula, was among the many Twitter users who was left in stitches of laughter and he shared the clip with his followers. A Twitter user also pointed out that Solly Msimani looked defeated when he nudged Maimane as though to point out that he was getting off track.
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