- Minister Blade Nzimande held a media briefing regarding his sector's response to Level 2 lockdown
- South Africans were glued to their screens and took a section of his briefing and brought out the memes
- Mzansi tweeps talked about the return of first-year students in hilarious tweets featuring GIFs and memes
Earlier today, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande held a media briefing on the sector's response to lockdown Level 2. In his briefing, the minister mentioned that first-year students would be allowed to return to university.
The minister also spoke about institutions starting a staggered return from 1 September with only 66% allowed back. However, Saffa tweeps focused mostly on the return of first-year students.
In many hilarious tweets tagged #BladeNzimande, South Africans responded to the minister's announcement.
Briefly.co.za took a look at what Mzansi tweeps had to say about the return of first-year students:
"#BladeNzimande. Now that I can go back, I don't want to go back."
"Final years #BladeNzimande said the first years are coming back to campus but said nothing about visiting hours..."
"Lol, imagine if you have lied to your parents that you are in second or third year; and now you do not know how to tell them you must go back to school. #BladeNzimande"
In other news about South African ministers, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni getting absolutely roasted by Nandos SA. Mboweni treated himself to a garlic-stuffed roast chicken and he shared photos of the process and end product on Twitter.
The posts gathered a couple of thousand likes and a hilarious comment from a fast-food chain restaurant. Nando's is known for its witty and savage comments on social media and the admin behind the page decided to take a hilarious swipe at Mboweni.
Picking up on some of the comments on the minister's original post, Nando's wrote:
"South Africa presents: The Roast of Tito."
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