South Africa government know how to waste money. Paying Twitter to trend the #SONA2017 hashtag?? It would have trended by itself for free ????
— Ulrich Janse van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) February 9, 2017
Usually events like Sona start trending within minutes of airing on all the major television networks. It’s expected that thousands of people around the country will share their opinions on Twitter using the hashtag, sona2017, leading it to the top of the trends list. But the Presidency opted to take matters into its own hands, paying Twitter to promote the hashtag.
We’ve table up the funniest tweets that have gone out so far using #sona2017
Am I the only one excited for #SONA2017 like it's a series that's been on summer break ????????????????gotta love South Africa
— Simo Moroe (@SimoMoroe) February 9, 2017
It's better than Days of our Lives, Bold and the Beautiful, and even more amusing than Isidingo. It all happens tonight! It's #SONA2017
— Mandi Strimling (@MandiStrimling) February 9, 2017
— Caleb J Schroëter (@cjsvlog) February 9, 2017
The country's favourite annual sitcom tonight… #SONA2017
— Mohamed Irfaan (@M_Irfaan_I) February 9, 2017
— Leandri Janse van Vuuren (@Lean3JvV) February 9, 2017
Speaker: Hon Malema u have crossed the line ✋
Juju: line? i dont see it,show me the line i crossed.????
— #TshamaKaya (@Nwa_Hlayiseka) February 8, 2017