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:
A brilliant tactical ad by Hunters Dry around the Khuli Chana incident. pic.twitter.com/ZCIWCepG8U
— SABC Too (@SABCtoo) October 29, 2013
2. Our trigger-happy police is definitely a problem that needs serious attention, but while we wait, there's this:
I'm going to give this Matrix DVD to Khuli Chana… In no time he'll be able to dodge bullets pic.twitter.com/agmydJ1KW9
— AbortedNews (@AbortedNews) October 29, 2013
— Reza Dramat (@RezaStunner) October 28, 2013
4. The sentiment at police headquarters was also brought into the spotlight.
People are going in on SAPS on this Khuli Chana issue … .meanwhile at SAPS headquarters… pic.twitter.com/dywum3nTxu
— Mr Wonderful (@NickkTitan) October 28, 2013
5. And then there's this: perhaps the most apposite meme regarding the management and execution of the police force at the moment:
This is when the police say they will look into Khuli Chana's shooting…. pic.twitter.com/PFRhq6CMF9
— Tswara Papa! (@ShaggAZuloo) October 28, 2013
When it comes to the cops, most South Africans seem to feel that it truly is a case of the blind leading the blind.