Khusela Diko dragged after asking SA to pray for the United States

Khusela Diko dragged after asking SA to pray for the United States

- President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko has done a u-turn

- Diko recently called for South Africans to pray for America amid the unrest in the US

- The likes of Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane were quick to weigh in on the call

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President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Khusela Diko, responding to the unrest in the US, called upon citizens to pray for America.

Diko had encouraged citizens to take a moment amid the chaos that saw protestors targeting the capitol.

However, it didn't take long for it to become clear that many weren't amused by the sympathy for the first world nation.

Diko did not earn herself a warm reception for the comment. Image: GCIS/ Flickr
Source: UGC

Diko, within less than a day, distanced herself from the call for prayer commenting that:

"Sarcasm: the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Shaking my head."

Nevertheless, the likes of Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane weighed in with their opinions.

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Maimane added that he would be praying for the looted PPE funding and competent leadership back home:

"You are right that we must pray for a peaceful transition in the most important democracy on earth. The prayer list is incomplete though, I will be praying for PPE funds to be returned as well. I will be praying for competent leaders who can get South Africans a vaccine asap."

Malema, in his usual fashion, was far less forgiving commenting that:

"He banna, wena?"

Take a look at just a few of the responses to the comment below:


"No ma'am... You know that wasn't your train of thought when you posted that."
@lu_madiba: "For what you guys did with Covid Funds, jail is where you should be sarcastic at."
@Lany_SKA: "Where was the sarcasm when you stole all those millions?"
@Marshal_K_: "She’s not in a position to be making jokes."

Earlier, reported that there was a moment of shame in the United States (US) Capitol building on Wednesday, January 6 after outgoing President Donald Trump's supporters breached security and stormed the congress in a bid to halt President-elect Joe Biden's certification process.

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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.

According to BBC News, the protesters entered the House Chamber while Congress was confirming Electoral College votes for the 2020 presidential election, where Democrat Biden trounced Trump by 306 to 232 votes.

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