#ZumaMustFall: Twitter speaks
Social media users want President Jacob Zuma recalled after sacking the finance minister.
CAPE TOWN - #ZumaMustFall is currently the number one trending topic on Twitter in South Africa.
This comes after President Jacob Zuma's announcement last night that he had sacked his Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene after 18 months in the position.
The president has not yet explained his decision.
The ruling ANC party says Zuma exercised his constitutional prerogative by removing Nene.
Twitterverse expressed shock at Nene's redeployment which quickly resulted in the hastag, #ZumaMustFall.
- BI Phakathi (@bipfilms) December 10, 2015
- INSIDE Mmusi @DA Fed (@Lmtyobile) December 10, 2015
South Africa need to unite against a common threat. If this cancer is left unattended it will be the death of our beloved RSA #ZumaMustFall
- Izak Muller (@MullerIzak) December 10, 2015
- Mia (@MiaMthombeni) December 10, 2015
Putting people into leadership coz of the past must stop , we need to be led by people who are Educated,
- Tweeter Creeper (@takalaniphaswa1) December 10, 2015
#ZumaMustFall now he has shown his despicable hand. We cannot sit back and let this be. The man must go.
- Chantal Dawtrey (@ChantalDawtrey) December 10, 2015
He's busy looting, destroying and giggling as he goes along, yet he expects us citizens to be motivated to work & pay taxes! #ZumaMustFall
- Dineo Mokgosi (@_Dineo_M) December 10, 2015
Our country is in deep trouble #ZumaMustFall - How much more of this are we going to tolerate?
- stephen strydom (@stephen_strydom) December 10, 2015
- Ryan Stephen (@ryanstephen7) December 10, 2015
Our president is a liability to our country!. #ZumaMustFall
- PlaySAMusic (@PlaySAMusic) December 10, 2015
#ZumaMustFall - everything else is secondary right now
- Ian Ollis (@ianollis) December 9, 2015
Cadre deployment will be the death of this country. #ZumaMustFall
- Mrs S (@Thato_KH) December 10, 2015
Not only is he destroying our economy and country but he's not even being secretive about it #ZumaMustFall
- Taryn Duncan (@tarynduncs) December 10, 2015
#ZumaMustFall. That's all.
- Marisa Oosthuizen (@MarisaO2) December 10, 2015
Sad thing is the people who voted for him are not on twitter; they're unemployed & struggling to afford food nvm data to vent #ZumaMustFall
- Tshego Khunou (@xoxo_Tee) December 10, 2015
- Outside Member (@Lu_Mfeka) December 10, 2015
#ZumaMustFall is now more than a Trending topic, it has become our responsibility as Citizens of this great Country
- KING LAKHE (@Ma_ndilakhe) December 9, 2015
However, we all know a hashtag doesn't always work as there have been numerous hashtags in the past year, but only #FeesMustFall had some serious impact.