- #PrayForSouthAfrica is trending in South Africa after worldwide reporting on the chaos in the US
- Spokesperson for the President Khusela Diko tweeted "Pray for America" and frustrated SAns started pushing the hashtag
- Saffa tweeps are trying their best to raise awareness on the issues in South Africa
A tweet by Spokesperson for the President Khusela Diko raised concerns with many SAns. Diko tweeted an image which read "Pray for America" as the Capitol Hill was sieged. Saffas have started the hashtag #PrayForSouthAfrica in order to raise awareness on the issues in SA.
Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane and EFF leader Julius Malema both responded to Diko's tweet in shock. While frustrated South Africans called her out for not giving as much attention to issues in Mzansi.
Diko later quote tweeted the image with the definition of the word sarcasm, implying that she was not serious about her original post.
Take a look at Diko's tweet below:
Below is Malema's response:
Take a look at Maimane's response:
Take a look at Diko's tweet stating the original was sarcasm below:
Briefly.co.za compiled a few of the top tweets under #PrayForSouthAfrica:
"The gap between the haves and the have nots continue to grow. We need better governance, better systems in place, better infrastructure and better education they allow for growth. #PrayForSouthAfrica."
"#PrayForSouthAfrica. The citizens of this country need to be put first by the government."
"Dear Lord, I have no words but can you please give the person reading this strength to over come all their problems #PrayForSouthAfrica."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on the chaos in America as Trump supporters stormed the US congress forcing police to draw their guns. Outgoing President Donald Trump's supporters breached security and stormed the congress in a bid to halt President-elect Joe Biden's certification process.
The US Capitol police officers were forced to draw their guns in a chaotic scene last witnessed in 1812 in the powerful country's history and four people, including one woman, are now dead.
The protesters wanted to delay the peaceful transfer of power and came after outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, a Republican, rejected his boss' calls to overturn Biden's win.
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