"Marikana" trends as peeps react to an emotional Cyril Ramaphosa

"Marikana" trends as peeps react to an emotional Cyril Ramaphosa

- With President Cyril Ramaphosa seemingly quite emotional during the nation's address, SAns have questions

- Many are under the impression that Ramaphosa's emotional state was all fake and now "Marikana" is trending

- Many South African tweeps are not at all impressed by Ramaphosa, who they believe was not at all emotional during the Marikana Massacre either

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On Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation with regard to the country's response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The president seemed to be quite emotional while speaking to the country.

Ramaphosa's eyes looked teary-eyed while his voice cracked a few times as he spoke. South Africans quickly picked up on this during the family meeting and while some felt empathy, others felt frustration.

"Marikana" is now trending on Twitter as SAns share their feelings online. Many feel that Ramaphosa's state was all fake as he showed no emotion after the Marikana Massacre.

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Marikana trends as peeps react to an emotional Ramaphosa

"Marikana" has started trending online as peeps react to an emotional President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: Thierry Monasse
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Take a look at just a few of the tweets under the trending word below:

@silentnoyse said:

"When someone says “Remember Marikana”, what I think they mean is, contextualise the president’s tears and embrace the possibility that a politician may, in certain circumstances, stage pseudo-emotional mini outbursts for his own ends. It has been know to happen."

@MotsoAphin wrote:

"People need to watch the Marikana commission of enquiry and see how sincere Ramaphosa was during his appearance."

@gappiecrux tweeted:

"He didn’t cry during when the Marikana Massacre."

@oliverbp_ asked:

"Is everyone suddenly having a revelation about Marikana and the looted money?"

@NkosiphiN added:

"He chooses where to cry, those were crocodile tears. Remember Marikana."

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on Leanne Manas' response to Ramaphosa address. President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday this week about updated Covid-19 regulations in the country.

A visibly emotional Ramaphosa announced that SA would be moving to Level 3 lockdown. Leanne Manas recently took to her Twitter page to share her thoughts on the address. In her tweet she pleaded with South Africans to adhere to Covid-19 regulations, adding that President Cyril Ramaphosa had literally begged SA to do so

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Her tweet received over 10 000 reactions from South Africans who whole-heartedly agreed with her.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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