The DA started the fun (even though they originally kept mum about it) with these billboards declaring "E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC."
Needless to say, the leading party wasn’t too pleased and reportedly lodged a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority and Independent Electoral Commission.
Then, in an effort to drum up a bit more good publicity, ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu started a Twitter campaign called #ProudlyBroughtByANC. But boy, did it backfire!
Twitter users responded accordingly, and the tweets that followed were mostly hilarious, but also thought-provoking.
Shaik and Selebi: Not behind bars, but playing golf and shopping up a storm. #ProudlyBroughtByANC— Miriam Mannak (@miriammannak) October 8, 2013
All these malfunctioning traffic lights must be #ProudlyBroughtByANC.— Sentletse (@Sentletse) October 8, 2013
In a nutshell then...#ProudlyBroughtbyANC. http://t.co/SEAoTlWoJ1— judith baxter (@judebax) October 7, 2013
Deteriorating health services and hospitals! #ProudlyBroughtByANC— Eric West™ (@EricJWest) October 7, 2013
The Old South African Flag - Now ironically available in E Toll. #ProudlyBroughtByANC pic.twitter.com/ehnzfaEkFw— Bazil the Bulldog (@BaziltheBulldog) October 8, 2013
Oh dear Jackson, that #proudlybroughtbyANC thing is a bit of a woopsie ne?— Patrick Hyland (@uberfiend) October 8, 2013