- Mzansi was not happy with Nomvula Mokonyane's parliamentary promotion
- Some on social media claimed her appointment put the lie to Cyril Ramaphosa's promise of a 'New Dawn'
- Others cracked jokes at Mokonyabe's expense, slamming her for her corruption allegations
Nomvula Mokonyane's appointment as chair of chairs has triggered a backlash from many South Africans.
Mokonyane has been linked to corruption by former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi, who mentioned her in his Zondo Commission testimony.
Consequently, her appointment to a senior Parliament position has led some citizens to accuse Cyril Ramaphosa of effectively rewarding Mokonyane's wrongdoing.
As chair of chairs, Mokonyane will be in charge of all of the ANC's parliamentary committees, according to TimesLive.
Mokonyane's appearance on the ANC's election lists several months ago caused a stir, and the ANC's own integrity commission raised concerns about her, among other candidates.
Unsurprisingly, social media had a lot to say about Mokonyane's promotion. One Twitter user, Austin Matamela, said this was proof that, "Any recommendation that will be made from Zondo Commission will not be implemented."
Similarly, Joseph Lerubako fired shots at Mokonyane by way of a Game of Thrones reference. He referred to her as "The Chair of Chairs", " The Embezzler Of Funds" and "The Looter Of Nine Provinces".
Others took a more gloomy view of Mokonanye's appointment, suggesting that it proved Cyril Ramaphosa was a "puppet" and the ANC was a "joke organisation", Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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