/ 29 October 2013

The Khuli Chana shooting in 5 memes

Khuli Chana.
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.