Eish! 1.8.2016 08:04 pm

Twitter hangs Maimane out to dry

DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Alaister Russell

DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Picture: Alaister Russell

#ThingsMmusiDid was sparked by Maimane’s statement in which he said he voted for Nelson Mandela in 1999.

On the eve of the local government elections, the hashtag #ThingsMmusiDid trended on social platform Twitter today. The tweets were in reference to DA leader Mmusi Maimane, who has been making headlines during his party’s election campaign by referring to Nelson Mandela.

This did not sit well with the Mandela family, Madiba’s former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and the ANC.

However, #ThingsMmusiDid was sparked by Maimane’s statement in which he said he voted for the ANC in 1999 for Nelson Mandela. Mandela was president of the ANC and the country between 1994 and 1999. Some of the tweets were hilarious.

Here is a selection:

https://twitter.com/moloisrj/status/760169955207815168

https://twitter.com/moloisrj/status/760168254329479168

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