Seven of the best #TwitterCabinet tweets

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

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:

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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