TV presenter and model Maps Maponyane seems to have politics on the brain after he made a political pun while commenting on an outfit work by controversial blogger Siya Beyile.
Beyile posted an image of himself wearing a kaftan featuring colours often associated with the ruling party, to which Maponyane responded: “When they think you have swag but they ANC’n nothing yet” (ain’t seen nothing yet).
When they think you have swag but they ANC'n nothing yet. https://t.co/tHHU2IzCVV
— Maps Maponyane (@MapsMaponyane) February 11, 2019
The joke was an immediate hit with his followers who responded with puns of their own featuring the names of some of South African’s well known political parties.
Like what DA EFF bro? ????
— Afsana Dionisia Maurera❤️ (@AfsanaDionisia) February 11, 2019
UDM me if you don't get the pun????????
— NERD???? (@DJACK_Phakamile) February 11, 2019
I hope you copyright this… Someone will bite this soon… ????
— Thavha (@Kennedius) February 11, 2019
Can't COPE with this colour blocking what the EFF is this ????????
— Lusanda Somdaka (@LusandaSomdaka) February 11, 2019
What th EFF man did rob Homechoice ????♂️????♂️ Hay I can't DA ????
— Siviwe Manga (@siviwemanga) February 11, 2019
I can’t COPE pic.twitter.com/yaJNgQu2aI
— Zanele???????? (@ZazaBuccaneer) February 11, 2019
Beyile gained notoriety after it was revealed that he hired a bevvy of models for a fashion week show that he organised in late 2017 and said models had never been paid for the work they were hired to do.
Siya Beyile still hasn't paid the models???
— Yellow Kolisi ☀ (@Basetsana_Pule) July 2, 2018
Siya Beyile is on holiday ???? did the models get paid?
— Mandla Mngomezulu ???? (@_MandlaM) July 2, 2018
So vele Siya Beyile is not planning on paying these models for shows that took place in August?
— 'Red' Mosiane (@Red__Mos) December 14, 2017
Will Siya Beyile ever pay the models?
— Anelisa Ramaphosa (@anelisa_kakaza) March 24, 2018
Siya Beyile blocked me for asking him if he paid his models – Wish he could use the same energy to pay his models.
— Jwame™ (@Chi_Chiboya) July 3, 2018
Beyile was even accused of filing for bankruptcy to avoid making good on the payments he owed.
So you guys say that Siya Beyile oke filled for bankruptcy?
What a dog.
He isn’t trying to pay anyone ????
— Little Finger. (@Thato_DeLuxe) February 13, 2018
Siya Beyile took y'all money and still filed for bankruptcy ☹️
— Connoisseur (@Its_kagiso) February 7, 2018