Reactions to ANC top six announcement
The African National Congress announced its top six in Nasrec on Monday. Twitter users reacted with differing opinions to the new leadership.
JOHANNESBURG - Twitter users countrywide have reacted with differing opinions to the newly elected African National Congress (ANC) top six.
Cyril Ramaphosa has been announced as ANC president, his deputy is David Mabuza, chairperson of the party is Gwede Mantashe, secretary-general went to Ace Magashule; deputy secretary-general is Jessie Duarte and finally, the treasurer general of the party is Paul Mashatile.
Users waited with bated breath as the announcement was delayed.
Sigh can Cyril just win already! pic.twitter.com/BUrw7KYFT9— Miss Lelo (@MsLeloB) December 18, 2017
Is KPMG still auditing the results? #ANC54— Ndzavi Derrick CBA (@NdzaviD) December 18, 2017
This delay in announcing the election results of the #ANC54 leadership is not good as it leads to unnecessary speculation & rumours.— Dan Moyane (@danmoyane) December 18, 2017
The truth is: If Cyril crew wins, economy strengths and capital gains and makes more money. State raises more money into the fiscus. More money for RDP houses and grants. That’s it. It ends there. No black ownership of the means of production. No land. It ends there. #ANC54— Advocate Nkala (@ThandoNkala_) December 18, 2017
When the results were finally announced, people reacted with jubilation, disappointment and some humour:
Arise Cyril and take the baton and serve us far better than we have been served. May the ANC grow stronger and more principled. #ANC54— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) December 18, 2017
Divided down the middle - Ramaphosa, Mantashe and Mashatile on one end and Mabuza, Magashule and Duarte on the other. This is one of the worst case scenarios for the ANC for internal politics and how it configures itself moving outward #ANC54— Tasneem Essop (@TasneemEssop_) December 18, 2017
Now that I’m calm it doesn’t look too good. Mchunu was a huge loss #ANC54— Thato Mokoena (@thato_koena) December 18, 2017
It is really disappointing that there is only one female member in this top6. #ANC54— Mbebe Asive Aura (@AuraMbebe) December 18, 2017
Gwede Mantashe is back in the top 6 guys 😔 this is bad for SA. #ANC54— Stewie2011 (@NjeDololo) December 18, 2017
I dont care after this. Mabuza what a mess— Khize wa maZambezi (@NomalangaSA) December 18, 2017
Ace is probably still going to control the free state from Luthuli house 😧 #ANC54— Sociopath (@luti007) December 18, 2017
Cyril has WON 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊 #ANC54— Miss Lelo (@MsLeloB) December 18, 2017
Now that Cyril Ramaphosa won, he must appoint Jacob Zuma as the Minister Of Higher Education with immediate effect so that he implement Free Education. Finish & Klaar #ANC54 #ANCConference #FreeEducation #FeesMustFall #ANCElectiveConference— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) December 18, 2017
Cyril has been waiting for this since Mandela. Homeboy low key has the spirit of Hillary Clinton. We love a bekezela queen💕— banna ba tena (@Coco_September) December 18, 2017
Nkosazana Dlamini was up against Cyril Ramaphosa & The Rand. She really didn't stand a chance— Lesilo Rula (@kay_mahapa) December 18, 2017