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Yesterday afternoon “Datsun Go” began to trend on Twitter after news of a woman rejecting the car as a gift from her boyfriend found its way onto social media through a tweet from an apparent witness.
My colleague’s boyfriend came to surprise her with brand new Datsun GO are yena gae batle. 😂😂😂😂
— AudioCafe (@Mo_Odi_) November 5, 2018
The person behind the tweet, referred to as Audio Cafe, was interviewed by Power 98.7 yesterday evening, where the incident was explained further.
According to the report, the woman rejected the gift because she didn’t like the car.
“I just don’t like the car, I don’t want it even. It’s not even an automatic, it’s not something that I want. I would rather buy my own car. I can afford a better car than this,” she apparently told colleagues.
This morning, the trend is still going strong with over 11 000 tweets from South Africans commenting on the woman’s supposed pride and the quality of the car in question. The Datsun range was recently released in SA. The Go itself retails for around R2000 per month.
Ke sure your boyfriends don’t even buy y’all mere flowers mara “nna I won’t take a Datsun Go” pic.twitter.com/WR7Va7I5px
— Itumeleng (@2meleng) November 5, 2018
Datsun Go full tank is just 5 litres plus you don’t pay for parking coz u can leave it at parcel counter ko Shoprite..
Why would you say no to that? pic.twitter.com/cMeB0FZe45
— Clive_from_Randburg (@clivesibbs) November 5, 2018
It’s raining. You refused a Datsun Go. pic.twitter.com/uzjk1FxD59
— Yellow Kolisi ☀ (@Basetsana_Pule) November 5, 2018
I’ll take a Datsun Go gift any day shem. Paying for ANY car is no child’s play.
Where is that person’s boyfriend? Tag them pic.twitter.com/2e9gFqg9ug
— Themba Gwejela-Mosese (@MrGwej) November 5, 2018
Kante what’s wrong with Datsun Go? Are y’all telling me that it’s better to use a public transport than accepting a Datsun Go as a gift, like mahala hala? Shame ha lona tankie ….😒
— Katlego Maseng (@KatlegoMaseng1) November 5, 2018
Datsun Go drivers also had something to say.
As a Datsun Go driver, im hurt by all the mockery tweets. 💔
— Black & Blessed ❤❤✌ (@Mama_Bridgie) November 5, 2018
— Mpho Galane (@galanempho) November 6, 2018
2 years going strong with my Datsun Go💪…motsamaisa bosigo ke mo leboga bosele😇 pic.twitter.com/uVQChH3ERp
— #Morisky (@thatopauljumaar) November 5, 2018
Even Datsun South Africa got in on the trend and saw an opportunity for some impromptu marketing.
— Datsun South Africa (@Datsun_SA) November 5, 2018
Feature image: Datsun South Africa