- Social media users have encouraged Bonang Matheba to run for president
- This comes after the Constitutional Court ruled that individual candidates can stand for presidency
- Bonang said that she would indeed consider running for the highest office in the country
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Bonang Matheba may be the next president of South Africa. The media personality has taken to social media to hint that leading Mzansi may be on the cards for her. This comes after the Constitutional Court ruled that an independent candidate may run for elections.
South Africans have had mixed reactions to the ruling and one particularly interesting reaction came from Bonang Matheba. The media mogul said that she would consider standing for presidency when a tweep suggested that she should. Twitter user sokok said:
"Bonang_m can run for the presidency and beat the ANC. Ground-breaking judgment."
She responded by saying:
"I might just try it."
Social media users encouraged her to give it a shot. Twitter user PinkyWaMokoena1 said:
"We ready to vote mmawen."
"I have no doubt you will do extremely well. I say go for it Ms Matheba."
"Keep calm and think carefully about this!!!"
"Go ahead Momma!"
She may be joking, but we've learnt to never put anything past our girl B.
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Briefly.co.za reported that the Constitutional Court declared the Electoral Act unconstitutional on Thursday morning. Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga handed down the judgment after the New Nation Movement sought to allow for an independent candidate to run for elections. The group had challenged Electoral Act 73 of 1998, adamant that it infringes on the right to exercise individual political choices.
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