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SONA 2020 might be over already, but South Africans are still weighing in on the events that interrupted Parliament last week when the EFF called for the removal of former president FW de Klerk.
The political party stated that de Klerk, who ruled during apartheid, did not deserve to be present at the joint sitting on Thursday evening. Many South Africans on the ground seemed to agree.
In fact, on Tuesday morning, the hashtag #DeKlerkMustFall gained traction on Twitter as people debated the former president’s past and the EFF’s concerns.
— 🇿🇦Fight Against Poverty (@boiyton_sotobe) February 17, 2020
Three things in 2020 SONA
— K-ONE (@CaronMakaringe) February 17, 2020
— 𝙑𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙢𝙖𝙣 (@samnyakudya) February 17, 2020
— Themba (@Tambai77) February 17, 2020
Some, meanwhile, believe that the ANC is a bigger problem in the country.
ANC has failed S.A. citizens by protecting the perpetrators,instead of protecting the victims. Father Michael , our Black leaders, Brothers and sisters suffered a lot during apartheid. Racism will never stop until ANC do something.
— AFRICAN♔ (@TobelaTshicila) February 18, 2020
ANC is a symbol without substance. They’ve failed us as a country and they’ve been sleeping for far too long with the racists like De Klerk. They made them presidents and even absorbed National Party core racists who drank the blood of our late comrades. pic.twitter.com/YJgVSRZwvH
— Godwin Ratikwane (@godwinratikwane) February 18, 2020
— MRat (@M_Rat23) February 18, 2020
#DeKlerkMustFall continues to trend as South Africans weigh in on apartheid, the EFF and the ANC’s role in the country.
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