- Many South Africans have come together to share their praise and well wishes for President Cyril Ramaphosa
- The president has received a lot of hate on social media recently so the news of the hashtag #LeadUsMatamela is a breath of fresh air
- SAns are not only complimenting Ramaphosa's leadership but also vowing to stand behind him
President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa has been on the receiving end of tons of hate on social media. South Africans have expressed their distaste at the president's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as load-shedding and other reasons.
Hashtags such as #RamaphosaMustFall and #RamaphosaCollapsedSEOs have been dominating Twitter trends. Now, #MatamelaLeadUs is trending on the social networking site as SAns ask for guidance and compliment the president.
Many are sharing positive aspects of the president's time in office but there are negative posts about the hashtag being a paid promo.
Briefly.co.za took a look at the number 1 trending hashtag with over 7 400 tweets:
"People, those who know that Cyril is corrupt, put your evidence together and go to your nearest police station. Don't tweet, do. Don't nag us with endless allegations, go to the police. #LeadUsMatamela"
"The ANC is our Home and Cyril Ramaphosa is our Hope. Working together as a nation we will root out all these corrupt officials masquerading as RET champions and make South Africa the best place to live in. #LeadUsMatamela"
"Construction is currently underway at the Tshwane Automotive SEZ and the project has created a number of jobs, training and development to both the communities and SMMEs in the region. #LeadUsMatamela"
"Whilst we have love for FORMER President Zuma and FORMER President Mbeki, we declare our love and admiration for the CURRENT President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa. The REAL Commander-in-Chief. A man of the people. #LeadUsMatamela."
"#LeadUsMatamela Its popular and fashionable to trash your name, because losers always thinks its easy. You're not perfect but I'm fully behind your leadership especially in these trying times."
In other feel-good news, Briefly.co.za recently reported that the Presidency says that 600 000 jobs have been created by the presidential employment stimulus. The plan, announced in October, sees a public investment of R100 billion over the course of the next three years.
The plan had come in response to the rising number of unemployed citizens, which had been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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