Tweeps have a field day with Maimane’s cell number
Mmusi Maimane is inundated with calls and text messages on numerous issues from ‘concerned’ citizens.
JOHANNESBURG - Twitter users have had a field day on the social platform after Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane's cellphone number was made public earlier this afternoon.
The big surprise though, isn't the fact that countless South Africans are calling him, texting him and even sending him WhatsApp messages; the biggest shock is the fact that the last four digits of his number are 1652.
This, in South African history, is the year Jan van Riebeeck hit local shores.
His arrival marked the beginning of permanent European settlement in the Cape region and overtaking the Khoisan land.
Now, humourous Tweeps have taken it upon themselves to question the link between van Riebeeck's methods of land ownership with the land policies of the DA.
Maimane is also being bombarded with calls and text messages on numerous other issues from 'concerned' citizens.
People sharing the contact details of Mmusi & the rest of the DA hierarchy run the risk of being indicated as part of the 'numbers gang'— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) July 3, 2016
There's a Twitter handle created to share Mmusi's number?😂😂😂😂😂 I love my khawntry— Andile Mlondo (@AndileMlondo) July 3, 2016
I WhatsAppe'd Mmusi y'all. He replied. Wow. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qHj0qyEOg5— Michael 🇿🇦 (@MikeTsire) July 3, 2016
'Mmusi what were people texting you' pic.twitter.com/tL7VFgaGf7— Karabo Mahlase 🕊 (@Spoonkz) July 3, 2016
1652 that's the year Jan Van Riebeeck settled in the Cape— R O G E R ♠ (@TheRealestRoger) July 3, 2016
The last four 10s of Mmusi Maimane are 1652
Coincidence or a sign??
I don't know. Ask Mmusi & the DA who have accessed our personal numbers & sms/call some of us EVERYDAY https://t.co/S444cPY9IT— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) July 3, 2016
Mmusi's number literally ends with "1652" if you don't think the ancestors are warning us, I don't know.— Khanya (@chxnnel0range) July 3, 2016
Waiting for an answer from Mmusi Maimane pic.twitter.com/a1WEwVdXCl— Lenka Moshoeshoe (@Zodiac_Rebel) July 3, 2016
- Mona Davids (@MonaDavids) July 3, 2016
- MR GWEJ ™ (@MrGwej) July 3, 2016
This 👇🏽 is why we need to harass Mmusi Maimane 😑😑😑 gonna try call again at 00:00. Can someone call him at 3.15am? ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/KOqIqOdRAm— Real Nigga Dee (^_^) (@_Le_Fleur_) July 3, 2016