As Sipho Pityana of the Save South Africa movement delivered his “alternative” State of the Nation address in Cape Town yesterday, twitter responded with vigour. While there were retweets and votes of confidence, there was also very harsh criticism.
President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to deliver his 10th State of The Nation address in Parliament tomorrow, and the Save South Africa movement has used that as a mechanism for publicity to highlight what they call the biggest problem facing South Africa: Zuma.
However, while many were vocally in support of what was being said at the address, others accused Pityana of being part of desperate establishment attempting to maintain white domination of the South African economy.
Below are just some of the tweets that were shared.
Sipho Pityana is an ANC member by the way. He’s one of the very few swimming against the tide of corruption #SaveSA
— I Refuse To Adult (@Albatross_SA) February 8, 2017
There are enough good people for this country to not die. Thank you Sipho Pityana #SaveSA
— Avela Mabetshe® (@Av_mabetshe) February 8, 2017
The day #SaveSA holds a proper strike/demonstration in the sun they will achieved something, its always in the comfort of some building!
— 《《Major A》》 (@AndileLN) February 8, 2017
“Anything in South Africa is possible. You can even have 3 finance ministers in 4 days.”
— Khanya Msezeli (@msezeli_khanya) February 8, 2017
#SaveSA Pityana says President are you above the law, ex-ministers Dina Pule, Gwen Mahlangu Nkabinde and others fell on their swords
— KhayelihleKhumalo (@KhayaJames) February 8, 2017
— ZuTrumpMa (@nombonisogasa) February 8, 2017
— BLACK 1ST LAND 1ST (@Black1stLand1st) February 8, 2017
— TAZZMAN (@shailmatai) February 8, 2017
#PityanaTheAskari is a worried man. He has seen that since the emergence of the BRICS process the foothold of WMC in SA is no firm ground.
— IG: phurah_jack (@_Phurah) February 8, 2017
We must thank President Zuma for giving us a glimpse on how weak the WhiteEstablishment is without their barbaric government.Look at Pityana
— M||o (@MxolisiBob) February 8, 2017
Sipho Pityana and his reckless pronouncements was disowned by BUSA, BLSA and CEO initiative during the Luncheon with the President in CT.
— Mzwanele Manyi (@MzwaneleManyi) February 7, 2017