- Former Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba highlighted the fact that little has changed since the African National Congress (ANC) were elected into power
- Mashaba shared an iconic image from the 1994 elections and compared it to a recent photo of South Africans queuing for food parcels
- Social media users joined Mashaba in slamming the ruling party
There's never been any love lost between former Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba and the ANC.
During his time with the Democratic Alliance, Mashaba was outspoken in his disapproval of the ANC's actions.
On Thursday, Mashaba took the opportunity to slam the party once again and he did so by using a graphic illustration.
Mashaba shared a collage which included an iconic image taken from the 1994 elections, where thousands of South Africans lined up to make their mark.
In contrast, the second image was taken on Wednesday and highlighted how 11 000 people were forced to queue for food parcels.
Mashaba's message was clear - in 26 years, little has changed under ANC rule.
Mashaba's caption read:
"On the left, standing in line to vote for a better future in 1994. On the right, 26 years later standing in line to get a food parcel in 2020. Those elected to serve us, have failed us. It's time for a party that puts public service first, and throws the hyenas in jail!"
Briefly.co.za noted that many tweeps joined Mashaba in criticising the ruling party.
Hadebe_M (@HadebeM2) said,
"As long as they r in power they will continue to fail us bcos of their extreme arrogance & care-less attitude towards the citizens of this country.They need to be Punished severely."
Kabelo Mabeleng (@Kabs_Mabeleng) added,
"Question is why did people have to make such long queues 26 years into democracy. If @StatsSA can visit each household for statistical purposes, why couldn't we have food parcels delivered to deserving families based on the last stats done by @StatsSA Poor people don't matter."
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