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SA's big hits in Twitter

South Africa's most tweeted about topics are as follows.

Twitter birdy.

JOHANNESBURG - The memorial yesterday for those that lost their lives in Marikana said a lot about the un-resolved situation in the area.

The ANC in the North West withdrew, as did the NUM and the most popular person to address the crowd appears to have been Julius Malema. He may have a point when he said only in SA where no one will take responsibility for the deaths of 34 miners.

The stories were covered by the media but the responses by many commenting on Twitter were of disappointment with the behaviour of the State and its political parties.

Zwelinzima Vavi announced his press conference on Twitter and he rose to the top of the trend list as a result. He said he will fight his suspension, but not before taking a break.

"My press conference will be the only opportunity for the media - after that I go straight on a week-long break with family."

During the conference he said it was a conspiracy to remove him and that he had threats made against him.

Egypt is still trending as the death toll in Cairo climbs to over 638 and more protests are planned as a "Day of Rage".

New Zealand was trending following a 6.8 earthquake that knocked out power to some areas and required some buildings to be evacuated, but you would be forgiven for saying it trended because Katy Perry mentioned the country in a tweet after making chart history.

"Shout out to all the KIWIS (New Zealand) Wanna thank u for making amazing chart history today. Can't wait to bungee ur bridge again! #ROAR".

Perry has set a new download record this week with a new single "Roar" being downloaded over 400,000 times. It is unlikely that New Zealand provided the critical numbers to reach the new milestone though.

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