#ZumaMustFall trends on Twitter

2015-12-10 13:01


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Johannesburg - When Lindsey Schutters ‏(@SharpSchutters) tweeted: "My Christmas wish is for Zuma to fall before the rand gets worse. #ZumaMustFall" at around 11:23 on Wednesday morning, one can only assume he was not aware of the news that would send the country into a spin of confusion that night.

Then, just after 20:00 on Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma released a statement saying he had made changes to Cabinet's finance portfolio. Nhlanhla Nene would no longer be the country's finance minister and would be replaced by MP David van Rooyen.

"I have decided to remove Mr Nhlanhla Nene as Minister of Finance, ahead of his deployment to another strategic position."

Since the announcement, Twitter, along with other media platforms, has been abuzz with South Africans commenting on the news, using the hashtag #ZumaMustFall to vent.

When journalist  Mandy Wiener tweeted the news on Wednesday night, Nana Phiri tweeted:

Many said Zuma's decision was not acting in the country's favour.

Bongani said:

Jackie Marumo said: 

Michael Charton put it simply.

Well-known South African figures also took to Twitter to express their frustration.

Anti-tolling group Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance's (Outa) founder Wayne Duvenage, said:

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said:

Others have used the platform to call South Africans to action.

Simphiwe Zulu @Leo_IsMyName told 702's John Robbie:

While Johann Gerber @JohannGerber80 said:

Stu Pen Dis @StueyMax said:

Malekobane @debbiDBR said:

Amil Umraw @Amil_Umraw said:

Yet, some expressed a hesitance at the calls to action. Royal Savage @Martiias said: 

Read more on:    anc  |  nhlanhla nene  |  jacob zuma  |  david van rooyen  |  politics

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