DA leader Mmusi Maimane got Twitter up in arms after tweeting that president Cyril Ramaphosa was in Russia for a “nuclear deal“.
Word on the street is that President Ramaphosa has flown to Moscow from G7.
Wonder if he is introducing himself to Russian leaders which is what Zuma was going to do for him.
Is there a nuclear deal on the way? #AskingForAFriend
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) August 27, 2019
Except Ramaphosa landed in Japan.
Ramaphosa was attending the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development taking place in Yokohama.
The conference will be convened under the theme of “Advancing Africa’s Development through Technology‚ Innovation and People” from Wednesday to Friday.
President @CyrilRamaphosa arrives at the Tokyo International Airport in #Japan🇯🇵 for the second leg of his working visit. The President is attending the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development taking place in Yokohama. #TICAD7 #BetterAfricaBetterWorld pic.twitter.com/5FE6ukGfSZ
— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) August 27, 2019
Maimane’s speculation prompted some strong responses from social media users‚ taking a few jabs at him.
Here is a snapshot of some of the reactions:
Sir, if you follow The Presidency (and not the streets) you may find he flew to Yokohama after the G7 for the Japan-Africa summit.
— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) August 27, 2019
EISH, Mmusi, can't you focus on the DA for a change and get your house in order instead of fretting about the ANC? DA house is in serious need of strong leadership. You lost my vote this year because the DA is shambolic. And as we know, every vote counts.
— Marion Friedenthal 🇿🇦 (@MackieFried) August 27, 2019
Between the EFF's lot of graduates and this one, I don't only question our country's 10-year-olds' ability to read or comprehend what they've read… 🤦🏾♀️https://t.co/vnEDJ5SeWV
— Abigail_🇿🇦 (@GlassPearl) August 27, 2019
Don’t make yourself an idiot on a public platform. It is very easy to follow thr flight tracker record of the presidential plane.
— Goolam (@goolammv) August 27, 2019
Opposition politicians have become gossip mongers. Hate to see it.
— DumiGwebuEdits (@dumigwebu) August 27, 2019
With this kind of opposition leaders, I can guarantee you that ANC will lead South Africa forever.
— Ice Boy (@EvansKgasane) August 27, 2019
Mmusi is struggling with Geography not Mathematics onlyhttps://t.co/EF9OuvL4xP
— Tony (@TonyMfariwapiki) August 27, 2019