- South Africans have taken the time to reflect on this year's Christmas and festive season
- Many of them have expressed that it was not as jolly or filled with cheer as it usually is because of the coronavirus and all its implications
- Their thoughts have come out after one Twitter user sadly expressed that the people who held families together during this time passed on this year
Christmas has passed but South Africa is still in the festive season. While a lot of people were able to dig deep and find a little Christmas spirit, many others were simply unable to enjoy this time of the year as many were mourning the loss of their loved ones.
This fact became increasingly clear after a young South African Twitter user, @VinDollar016, took to the app to express just how sad this Christmas was for many. In his heartfelt Twitter post, he accredits the sadness to the fact that a lot of the people who helped contribute to a lovely Christmas were buried this year.
"Christmas ain't the same any more. We buried people who kept families together!" wrote the young man online.
South Africans could not agree more. Many of them headed to the comment section with the following thoughts:
"This is so true. All we have now are bitter family members who don't love each other."
"Bra, there are no longer family gatherings like before."
"Eish bro for me your tweet is hitting close to home... I have lost so much."
"You can say that together, but you shouldn't let that separate the family."
In other heartfelt Briefly.co.z news, in a now-deleted tweet, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula took to the social media platform to suggest that Mzansi needed "courage" for 2021. He posted a pic of an unusually well-endowed ram to send the message home and maybe fortunately for Mzansi screenshots were taken before the tweet was deleted.
Twitter user @TheeRealSibo shared a screenshot of the tweet and confirmed that the minister had deleted it, if he had ever posted it at all. The tweet was captioned with:
"Not my handwriting."
Social media users reacted to the unusual post in the usual manner, which for non-South Africans might seem unusual.
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