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Social media users might seem to travel altogether in fast-flowing streams and strong currents, but that’s rarely ever the case.
While there are more than a few hashtags supporting the countrywide protest action in South Africa today against President Jacob Zuma, a new hashtag has emerged that is supporting the current president.
Memeburn’s #AntiZumaMarches coverage:
#HandsOffZuma is one such trending counter-hashtags to emerge today. It appeared on Twitter today around 12pm SAST, soon after the ANCYL led a march in Durban’s CBD.
A number of used also employed the tag in their tweets of support towards President Jacob Zuma.
#HandsOffZuma is the most prominent counter-hashtag to today’s countrywide protests
One user tweeted suggest that the protests focussed on “white minority holding on to their ill gotten riches”.
— Makhosonke Maseko (@makhosonke703) April 7, 2017
#HandsOffZuma The love I have for Mr President 😚
— Dudu Princes (@DuduPrinces) April 7, 2017
— #BecauseIamBlack (@Selby_Ndivhuwo) April 7, 2017
As another counter to the #AntiZumaMarches and #ZumaMustFall hashtags, #ZilleMustGo also began trending on the social network, calling for the Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s sacking after comments about colonialism.
The hashtag was first used in late March.
— Lindani (@LindaniMthethwa) March 19, 2017
— Guptamocracy 😡 (@JZ_Gupta) April 7, 2017
Marches across South Africa continue at the time of writing.
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