While the citizens of South Africa are visiting voting stations around the country to cast their vote in this year’s local elections, voters have taken to Twitter to express their feelings towards the current ruling party of South Africa; the Africa National Congress (ANC).
On Monday, 1 November, #VoetsekANC started to trend on Twitter, with many calling on the public to NOT vote for the ANC.
“Your next task is to vote the ANC out,” @gatsheni_ said with an image from Netflix’s top-trending show, Squid Game.
Others pointed out that the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa is probably not that independent:
Some citizens are eager to get to the voting station and make a difference:
The #VoetsekANC hashtag is still trending on Twitter.
“Sjambok the ANC with your vote,” said Guerillaz2.
Others mean that load shedding must come to an end, and the only way to do that is to vote out the ANC.
“We are sick and tired of load shedding ANC,” said @lootgous.
The comment on load shedding comes merely days after President Cyril Ramaphosa shifted the blame for the surge in load shedding to illegal connections of electricity and the theft of cables, saying that “if you don’t vote for the ANC, then electricity may never be restored”.
It is also said that the ANC is worried that load shedding could be the final straw that will drop its support to below 50% for the first time in an election.
@Maps_pj says that “we are not picking football clubs here but a ruling party which will impact your livehood [sic]”.
Others are simply encouraging South Africans to go out an vote: