Former Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has taken to social media to share how she has been studying the "O jewa ke eng" campaign. She went on to say that the popular online post can serve as a bridge between government structures and the people of Mzansi.
Bathabile took to her Twitter account and posted:
"I have spent the entire weekend studying this "O jewa ke eng?" campaign. I sincerely wish this could be used as a bridge between government structures and our people. This is very powerful. And it is a woman behind it."
The campaign was started by Twitter user Akreana and basically asks: 'What's eating you/Whats wrong?'. Mzansi social media users have responded overwhelmingly to the tweet, using it to share their problems, job hunt and even crack a few laughs.
However, many have had mixed reactions about Bathabile's post. Twitter user NicMaps said:
"You say all these after you're out of government. Where was all this activism when we needed it? Be serious Mme Bathabile."
While NosiphoKhulu said:
"Seeking relevance using the pain of others people are having to stand in the gap because of governments failures to deliver basic services. This is so vile and opportunistic when you had the platform position and influence you used it to spit in the face of those who voted for you."
"This is great. I see people in the comments accusing you for only taking note because you aren't in government any more. I differ. You still have full and direct access to ALL the powers that be in government and corporate SA by your ANC positions. I hope you'll be the BRIDGE and convey what you studied."
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