#ThatcherDead - Twitter reacts

Former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher attends the state opening of Parliament in 2010. (AFP)

Former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher attends the state opening of Parliament in 2010. (AFP)

The former British prime minister proved a controversial personality in life as well as in passing as fellow tweeters shared their divided bitter-sweet thoughts.

Some, however chose to steer away from a path laden with cheesy jokes and shallow metaphors, sticking to political statements and analysis instead. 

Thatcher will always be remembered as Britain's first female prime minister, but more than that, it was her political stronghold as leader of the Conservative Party and some of the choices she made while in power that made her notorious. 

As news organisations raced to publish the story, some ironic errors crept in.

It's not surprising that her death has stirred the emotions of many.

It's been 23 years since she stepped down, but the battle of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer – a sentiment which personifies her leadership for many, still rings true in many economies.

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Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Haji Mohamed Dawjee became Africa’s first social media editor in a newsroom at the Mail & Guardian, where she went on to work as deputy digital editor and a disruptor of the peace through a weekly column. A stint as the program manager for Impact Africa – a grant-disbursing fund for African digital journalists – followed. She now pursues her own writing full time by enraging readers of EWN and Women 24 with weekly and bi-monthly columns respectively. She also contributes to the Sunday Times and a range of other publications. Mohamed Dawjee's inaugural book of essays: Sorry, not sorry: Experiences of a brown woman in a white South Africa, is due for release by Penguin Random House in April 2018.Follow her on Twitter: @sage_of_absurd Read more from Haji Mohamed Dawjee

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