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Seven of the best #TwitterCabinet tweets

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Following the announcement of Jacob Zuma's latest Cabinet, social media followers took to Twitter to share their own lists of presidency helpers.

President Jacob Zuma's latest Cabinet announcement over the weekend proved great inspiration for social media users. (Lisa Skinner, M&G)

What’s in a Cabinet? A whole lot of satire, of course. President Jacob Zuma’s latest Cabinet announcement over the weekend proved great inspiration for social media users who used the opportunity to tweet recommendations for a Cabinet of their own.

It did not take long for the tag #TwitterCabinet to start trending, and while many users tweeted recommendations of a more personal nature, there were a few hilarious suggestions regarding more well known South African public figures.

Let’s take a look at the top seven #TwitterCabinet tweets:

1. Everybody loves them some Thuli. Well, except for Zuma, so I’m not sure how he would feel about this user’s suggestion:

2. This position was meant in jest, but the South African government should really consider it:

3. Perhaps returning basic education minister, Angie Motshekga, would actually be more effective in starting this kind of fire?

4. No Cabinet is complete without a South African musician pointing out some bad grammar:

5. When you listen to Metro FM and it’s that guy who kind of sounds American but not really. Yeah, that’s TBO Touch, and he’s up for a #TwitterCabinet nomination:

6. Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille also made the selection list for the #TwitterCabinet, although I don’t think it’s a position of which she would be too proud:

7. There was some dispute about who should claim the title phuza face minister. These two suggestions fit the bill fairly well, but you decide:


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