- A pic of a sight that has become commonplace around elections is doing the rounds online
- A Twitter user shared the image that shows hundreds of election posters lining the street poles
- Mzansi social media users huddled around the tweet to aim digs at political parties
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It is a sight often seen yet one which most South Africans would agree is sore to the eyes as party posters take over street poles amid elections fever.
A patriotic Saffa, @Vukile_Vee_, has taken to social media to rub the phenomenon in his followers' faces less than two weeks before the municipal elections.
His tweet read:
"Ngeke ungahambi gesi usindwa ama empty promises."
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The direct English translation to the post, which is in IsiZulu, is: there are power outages because of the weight of the posters on the street lights.
The hilarious tweet went down well with social media users, who huddled around the post to have some welcome fun while aiming digs at political parties.
The tweet attracted nearly 4 300 likes, more than 1 300 retweets and over 100 comments.
Saffas taken aback by countless posters
Briefly News jumped in on the charade to bring Saffas the reactions to the post.
"Old ones. I see @MmusiMaimane still a DA candidate."
"Quick and easy to arrange campaign posters but hard to deliver services to the people in need."
"What do you say about the order in which these empty promises are lined up on those poles? Top to Bottom."
"Weird how you won't see this sh*t in Sandton, Midrand, Centurion, Fourways, etc.. only townships. They have decency in other areas but none whatsoever in others."
EFF welcomes High Court's decision to allow their banners in DA-led Cape Metro
In similar news, Briefly News recently reported that the City of Cape Town have locked horns with the EFF due to their banners being hung in and around the city.
The Western Cape High Court has now granted the Red Berets an interim interdict which prevents the city from removing its election banners and posters.
The EFF has now released a statement through its Twitter account, welcoming the High Court's ruling stating that the DA is frightened by the fact that its majority in the Cape Metro will be significantly reduced.
A Twitter user, @Ribes_L, commented:
"You should put more posters in the whole city; inside and outside."