On this day 108 years ago, Josiah Gumede, John Dube, Pixley ka Isaka Seme and Sol Plaatje founded what would become the African National Congress (ANC).
The ruling party has flooded social media with posts as they celebrated the ANC's 108th birthday. Soon, #ANC108 trended and South Africans were not shy about voicing their views on the party online.
While some joined the ANC in celebrating its birthday, many felt the party's founders would be disappointed in what it had become today.
Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at the views of some social media users who felt the ANC did not have something to celebrate.
1. Sol Plaatje is turning in his grave
Twitter user, @Dongathegreat, commented:
"Just a reminder Mr President, ANC was formed in response to land disposition but seems that the list of your priorities, Sol Plaatje must be turning in his grave."
2. The ANC's biggest, and only, achievement was liberating SA
A social media user, @c_kumalo, said the only thing the ANC managed to do for Mzansi is liberate it from apartheid.
3. What is there to celebrate?
Last week, Briefly.co.za reported a man shaded the ANC ahead of its birthday celebrations by saying they had nothing to celebrate.
It appears he's not the only one who feels that way. A woman, @okaMashaba, reacted to the ANC's birthday by listing some of its failures, including SAA and Eskom.
4. ANC gone up in flames
One social media user shared a video of a car burning to illustrate the current condition of the ruling party.
5. Do nothing, achieve nothing
Earlier, Briefly.co.za took a look at the history of the ANC in honour of its 108th year of existence. We focused on the men who founded the ruling party and how they came to form an alliance that ended up uniting South Africa.
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