- The festive spirit of South Africans was dampened a bit when two ministers spotted an apartheid flag around the shoulders of a man at the game
- However, it turns out that Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi were wrong
- Social media users called them out for making the mistake
Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi left South Africans unimpressed recently.
The two politicians commented on a man wearing an apartheid flag at the Springbok's match against Wales.
They felt the flag's presence ruined the Boks' victory. However, it turns out Masina and Lesufi were mistaken.
Here's what Lesufi had to say:
"That flag, unfortunately, is spoiling it! This team @Springboks belongs to all of us. Let’s avoid hurting each other unnecessarily. #StrongerTogether."
"More reasons I have no business in supporting this team, which some supporters still carry Apartheid flag. Shame on this barbaric display of apartheid Flag when democracy has embraced all South Africans."
A social media user did everyone a favour and shared a video showing that the flag in question is actually the current flag.
South Africans didn't hold back in the comments:
"And the fake outrage by people who are motivated by disinformation. If they had taken a moment to look closely, instead of jumping on the bandwagon, they would have seen this."
"Can’t believe we always look for a negative in everything. People in power don’t know what sort of influence they have..."
"Let me guess...there won't be any apology for spreading fake/false info. O well. The usual then. Baleka Mbete will be proud #NoAccountability"
"When some people's role is to 'room divide' they will continue to a) divide rooms and b) find others who choose the same. Some sad people out there are intent on seeing what they want to see."
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