Many on Facebook and Twitter were unimpressed at the fact that ANC provincial deputy chairperson Florence Radzilani, who is also the mayor of Vhembe in Limpopo, made such a big deal about their toilet-handover ceremony on Friday.
Some were also quick to question whether it was even right for the ANC to be taking credit for the toilets when the funds for the loos were most likely taken from the municipal budget.
Critics are concerned that the ruling party may again be conflating its government work with its campaigning.
Take a look at some of the responses below:
— African National Congress (@MYANC) July 6, 2018
Have we not reached the depths of ANC mediocrity yet? A ribbon-cutting ceremony for delivering an outside toilet to a community! What kak? pic.twitter.com/UV9TeQLbEI
— Nazier Paulsen (@NazierPaulsen) July 8, 2018
Well done @myanc. A technological breakthrough in the 21st century. A fine example of overcoming the socioeconomic ravages of centuries. ANC must surely be proud. It's highlighted one of its greatest achievements- delivers a toilet in the middle of nowhere… pic.twitter.com/pl73NnfbQq
— ???????????? Maggs Naidu (@maggsnaidu) July 8, 2018
The ANC hosts an opening ceremony for a toilet.
Another excellent reason to vote ANC. pic.twitter.com/ePbGJqATmm
— Jerm (@mynameisjerm) July 7, 2018
Ribbon for opening a pit toilet, ANC government is a joke! pic.twitter.com/dzcTnmMdtV
— MoAfrika Ramotlou (@MoAfrika_Rams) July 8, 2018