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Twitter just loves Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s African Content Movement

It’s pretty fashionable to launch your own political party in South Africa nowadays. The latest public figure to do just that is former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Today, the African Content Movement (ACM) lurched into being just a few days after former Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille launched her new party, called GOOD.

But de Lille’s party received nothing but good puns on Twitter. (That good pun was entirely intentional). Motsoeneng’s was met with a bevy of opinion.

A swathe of users were defiantly “nope”.

To think the will be people voting for him 🚢🚢🚢#HlaudiMotsoeneng pic.twitter.com/ALR3JnH1yuβ€” Lerato Mjali (@LeratoMjali) 13 December 2018

While some remembered Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and how that turned out.

This reminds me of when people laughed at Malema when EFF was announced, but look where EFF is now #HlaudiMotsoenengβ€” Phumy (@Phumy02360916) 13 December 2018

Motsoeneng’s “confidence” was also, uh, respected.

You have to admire if anything the confidence that #HlaudiMotsoeneng has, this guy genuinely believes he’s a Godsend for everything he touches.. the level of his delusion of grandeur is unparalleled.. im in awe, im in admiration, straight.. #Hlaudi pic.twitter.com/VMTG4dmmN6β€” curious conscious (@curiosity_101) 13 December 2018

While some thought the ACM was a church, not a political party.

#HlaudiMotsoeneng This looks like a church not political party pic.twitter.com/PseZZibGg9β€” Phumlani Somacala (@nkulipp) 13 December 2018

African content movementπŸ˜€πŸ˜€ what a name

I will leave this here pic.twitter.com/mbUeLdkt43β€” Chabie (@Ntsako_Mchabie) 13 December 2018

And then there was this tweet:

African CONTENT Movement? Are his political rivals SABC, DSTV, Netflix and Showmax? What a tlaun. pic.twitter.com/wE4FdkQ98xβ€” C A S S A N D R A πŸ§œπŸΏβ€β™€οΈ (@MsCassandraGud) 13 December 2018

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