#PaidTwitter: It’s lit, twitterverse responds
Tweeps demanded to know the truth around the #PaidTwitter saga, claiming some within the ANC were paid to discredit the opposition.
JOHANNESBURG – Since reports of the African National Congress (ANC) being the subject of a lawsuit after it allegedly failed to pay a public relations company tasked with helping to set up a covert propaganda campaign to discredit opposition parties in last year's local government elections, people have reacted on Twitter demanding the truth.
The woman at the centre of the lawsuit, Sihle Bolani, claims that the ANC arranged for a group of people to create fake Twitter conversations and a television programme before last year's local government elections. Bolani says she was threatened with her life.
Tweeps have poked fun at the situation, while some are demanding to know the truth:#PaidTwitter - Curated tweets by ewnupdates
Shaka Sisulu was also dragged into the matter on Instagram:
But wait, there is more!
So now these news that I wanted a job from her, doesn't surprise me at all, @kaysexwale is a desperate person, who lives a sad life— Thamsanqa kaSlwane (@Mtamerri) January 25, 2017
On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Bolani's application to force the ANC to pay her over R2 million for the work she did on the project was not urgent.
The ANC has said she did not work for the party despite another legal document showing that its general manager Ignatius Jacobs offered her nearly R1 million as a settlement for the work she did.