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SA's big hits on Twitter - 1 August

Eyewitness News takes a look at the day’s trending topics on Twitter.

Eyewitness News takes a look at the day’s trending topics on Twitter.

#ZimElections | The Zimbabwe elections remain the top story on Thursday, but widely differing reports of rigging and results are being posted to the various social networks. Reuters posted a report to say a source within Zanu-PF had claimed victory even though the official results are only announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission which has until 5 August to declare the outcome. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reported to have said the poll is "null and void". From the tone of the posts today it does not look like good news for a credible election.

Happy Women's Month | August is Women's Month with next Friday being celebrated as Women's Day in South Africa. There have been many posts wishing women well although South Africa's sad record with the treatment of women will require a miracle to make August any less brutal and dangerous for females. Hopefully the good wishes can be turned into action so that, at least for one month a year, South Africa can get a sense of what life could be like for the country's majority gender.

Habana races an Airbus | British Airways has introduced a regular London to Johannesburg flight using the massive Airbus A380, an aircraft so large it can't even land at many of South Africa's other airports. To make the announcement a little more special they challenged Bryan Habana to a race against the behemoth, the video was posted yesterday and has already got over 250,000 views. Many locals were quick to point out that the SA flag used in the video was flown upside down.

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