- On 31 July, ANC supporters and comrades celebrated #ANCFriday on Twitter
- However, fed-up South Africans came up with another hashtag to use for the ruling party
- While expressing their frustrations online, South Africans used #VoetsekANC to shade the political party
On Friday, ANC politicians and supporters flooded social media with posts under #ANCFriday. Fikile Mbalula was amongst many to celebrate the ruling party on 31 July.
He posted snaps of Ramaphosa and gushed about the President's success thus far. In one post, the Minister of Transport said they welcomed criticism and have learned from past mistakes.
"'We accept the criticisms. Having learnt from both the good and bad of the past twenty-five years. Informed by our history of commitment to the people’s cause, we are resolved to make this an era of renewal and hope,' #ANCFriday."
Take a look at the posts below:
While there were many more posts by supporters and ANC comrades under #ANCFriday, fed-up South Africans found another hashtag to use.
On Friday, #VoetsekANC trended on Twitter as Saffas expressed their frustrations with a 'failing' and 'corrupt' government.
South Africans listed every failure the ANC had since 1994, which include a deteriorating health care system, millions still living in shacks and the constant looting of public funds.
One social media user, @kae_gea, even said the ANC is worse than the previous regime's government:
President Cyrilr Ramaphosa and his ruling party has been under fire the past couple of days. On Thursday, Briefly.co.za reported #ItWasNeverJacobZuma trended as South Africans backed the former head of state and accused the ANC of being the problem.
One South African wrote:
"President Jacob Zuma was the most Pan-Africanist president South Africa ever had since 1994. The hatred they had against him and using all the tools they have to convince many that he is a problem show how much they fear him."
It feels like only yesterday people were chanting "Zuma must fall."
In other news, Doctor Stella Immanuel has been defended by President Donald Trump of the United States.
The Nigerian-trained doctor came under criticism when she said she used hydroxychloroquine to cure coronavirus.
The president of the United States says that Doctor Immanuel's voice is an important voice.
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