Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa and the African National Congress (ANC), said on Sunday that the ruling party was rebuilding and that candidates competing for ward councillors will be subjected to a review process before taking office.
To guarantee accountability among its elected councillors, Ramaphosa said the candidates would be interviewed by a panel of six to twelve persons. During the ANC's local government election campaign in KwaZulu-Natal, he was speaking in H-section in uMlazi township, south of the Durban central business district (CBD).
"We are in the process of rebuilding the ANC. We are in the process of uniting the ANC. We don't want in-fighting among our candidates, we want unity among them," Ramaphosa said.
Ramaphosa pointed to the elected candidates and told the crowd: “We think you have chosen the cream of the crop.”
Many South Africans and Twitter users seen to disagree with the president; and some went as far as mocking and making a laughingstock out of one of the candidates. They were body shaming him.
Among them is Boy Cloete (in khaki short), an unapologetic supporter of former Pres Jacob Zuma. Cloete was among those who camped in Nkandla a few days before Zuma surrendered on July 8.
Here are some of the reactions compiled by News Ample from Twitter;
Pushy: Yhoooo, kodwa Esa sisu sijingayo.... Aga nee maan 🙈
The July: So what if he's an unapologetic support of president Zuma?? Is there there anything wrong with supporting president Zuma?
Andul: Lol they don't take their voters serious. That guy already looks corrupt
Fezekile: That stomach is already on the floor
Phatha: Senzeni ngalokho mkhulu?
Bafana: His stomach is already full that one
Lungile: He looks like enjoys food a lot.
Qengeba: Ke ngoku yintoni ingxaki apho , Cde Cloete is real fighter
Payipi: So what? Do you think we don't know? What about others? How do you know that they were not Zuma's strong supporters.
Xola: How about being a member of ANC not a Zuma member.
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