The Khuli Chana shooting in 5 memes

Khuli Chana. (Gallo)

Khuli Chana. (Gallo)

The valley of Twitter is a strange place, but it's also a human place where emotions tend to evolve and unfold – 140 characters at a time. 

While news broke of Khuli Chana's car being shot at by police on Monday, reactions came in strongly against the boys in blue. Angry citizens, the hip hop community as a whole, and Chana's fan base tweeted sentiments of disdain and disappointment – upset at what they see as negligent behaviour by the cops.

But as it trends for a second day, tweeps have taken the humour route.

Let's take a look at the top five memes:

1. While many users on Twitter wondered if Nando's was going to launch its own advert in response to the incident, this spoof SABC account tweeted their own version of Hunters Dry's "Desert Walk" advert:

2. Our trigger-happy police is definitely a problem that needs serious attention, but while we wait, there's this:

3. Twitter user @Sxndile_ questioned @ThisIsMfundo's use of the word "shooted" in his tweet. Regardless, the meme seems like the perfect response for both the shooting and the spelling.

4. The sentiment at police headquarters was also brought into the spotlight.

5. And then there's this: perhaps the most apposite meme regarding the management and execution of the police force at the moment:

When it comes to the cops, most South Africans seem to feel that it truly is a case of the blind leading the blind.

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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