'There's a Gupta on my stoep': South Africans haven't lost their sense of humour over Guptagate

By Almari Wessels
17 March 2016

Our country may be facing a constitutional crisis of epic proportions, but the South African knack for making light of serious situations still prevails.

The explosive revelations that the influential Gupta family have allegedly been peddling cabinet positions have sent shock-waves through the country. But a few savvy Twitter users saw the potential political disaster as an opportunity for a laugh. Read more: Is this the end for Zuma’s presidency? Using the hashtag #StateCaptureMovieTitles which plays on the Gupta familys’ apparent state takeover, the Twitterati have gone to town with tounge-in-cheek film names. Even Deon Meyer, author of local bestsellers like Thirteen Hours and Icarus, joined in on the fun:

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