South Africans rise to the call of #SomeoneTellProfMoyo

Jonathan Moyo. (Oupa, Nkosi, MG)

Jonathan Moyo. (Oupa, Nkosi, MG)

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Professor Jonathan Moyo, has sparked a heated debate on Twitter after he posted a tweet ridiculing the South African economy.

Many South Africans, and even Zimbabweans in South Africa, expressed their disappointment and anger at Moyo. That led to South Africa’s international relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela asking his fellow South Africans to hit back. Monyela created the hashtag #SomeoneTellProfMoyo.

Monyela felt it was unfair for Moyo to make fun of our economy because SA helps other countries in Africa.

Monyela reminded Moyo things will be normal again.

After hours of Monyela’s tweets, many South Africans and Zimbabweans followed the #SomeoneTellProfMoyo hashtag.
Here are some of the reactions:

Accroding to reports, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe banned his cabinet from using social media.

Moyo seemingly was not happy unless he had the last word on the matter. This morning he tweeted: 

Sthembiso Sithole

Sthembiso Sithole

Sthembiso Sithole is a social media specialist. He recently studied BA Honours in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2014, he obtained his journalism qualification at Tshwane University of Technology. He has achieved so much, and there are tons more he dreams of accomplishing. He has written for The Star, was a blogger for JournTau, worked at SABC as a Digital News Producer and was formerly the Mail & Guardian's social media editor. Read more from Sthembiso Sithole

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