#CommitYourSelfie ahead of Sona
Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout has launched a Twitter campaign ahead of tomorrow's Sona.
CAPE TOWN - In the spirit of President Jacob Zuma's upcoming State of the Nation Address (Sona), satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys' alter ego Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout has taken to Twitter to stop corruption and pessimism in South Africa.
Tired of negativity and whining, the outspoken Bezuidenhout has started a Twitter campaign called #CommitYourSelfie where she urges her followers to post pictures of themselves posing with messages against corruption in government.
- Evita Bezuidenhout (@TannieEvita) January 19, 2015
In one image, Bezuidenhout holds up a sign urging Zuma to "Pay back the money," referring to the multimillion rand security upgrades at the president's homestead in Kwazulu-Natal.
She has also taken a jab at Eskom's power crisis which has resulted in rolling blackouts for the last few months.
- Evita Bezuidenhout (@TannieEvita) January 27, 2015
Bezuidenhout has also recorded a special anthem for the campaign focusing on advocating change within the country.
The president's Sona could be the stage of a showdown on Thursday if Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema makes good on his threat to disrupt his speech.
With just a day to go until the much anticipated event, Bishop Derrick Mtsolo and his group of religious leaders want to put "God in Parliament" with a spiritual cleansing of the house today.
The gathering comes on the back of news that Rhema Bible Church Pastor Ray McCauley has been trying to broker peace between the EFF and African National Congress (ANC) ahead of Zuma's Sona.
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