- Social media users have reacted to reports that billionaire Johann Rupert had given President Cyril Ramaphosa an ultimatum over Ace Magashule
- Rupert allegedly threatened to withdraw his support unless Ramaphosa acted against Magashule
- Twitter users had Johann Rupert trending as they reacted to the reports
Johann Rupert was trending on Twitter after reports surfaced that the billionaire allegedly gave President Cyril Ramaphosa an ultimatum to take action against Ace Magashule.
According to IOL, Rupert told Ramaphosa that if he didn't do something about Magashule then the ANC president would no longer be able to rely on his support.
Social media users took to the internet to react to these developments as the tension between Magashule and Ramaphosa continues to grow.
"It’s been reported that President Johann Rupert has given Cyril Ramaphosa a marching order, instructing him to toe the line & fire ANC SG Ace Magashule & if he doesn’t fire him then Cyril Ramaphosa will no longer enjoy the support of Rupert and his associates. #ANCNEC."
"South Africa's king Johann Rupert has instructed our prime minister Cyril Ramaphosa to remove Ace Magashule...
Screw the fact that no court has found Ace guilty of any crime. SA is a monarch, and what Your Highness King Rupert of the L’Ormarins Palace desires, shall be granted."
"First, it was Koos Bekker with MultiChoice, drained SABC of its recourses & audiences.
Now it’s Johann Rupert with eMedia Group - he too, Ramaphosa’s friend and funder, will drain SABC of its resources & audiences Broken heart
ANC is a f***n cancer to society! It is up for sale any day!"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Ace Magashule is getting a lot of hate online from social media users as #RemoveAceMagashule trends on Twitter.
Tweeps took the opportunity to share their opinions on Ace and what they think his fate should be using the hashtag.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule are reported to be at odds with each other over the recent vote by the ANC's recent vote to launch an inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwebane's fitness to hold office.
In other news, Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesman Carl Niehaus shared a video on Twitter of himself speaking about the African National Congress MPs who did not vote in the matter with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
Mkhwebane has been making headlines after it was revealed that a Parliamentary inquiry would be launched into her fitness to hold office. Niehaus has no commended the 62 MPs who did not attend the vote.
The MKMVA spokesperson also told those who had voted in favour of the inquiry that they voted in favour of the enemy and referred to the situation as 'treasonous'.
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