The Hashtag “ZumaMustFall” has sparked social media platform Twitter ablaze. The uprising of the hashtag came shortly after South African President, Jacob Zuma, had revealed that he had dismissed Finance Minister – Nhlanhla Nene. A position which Nene had only held for a period of 18 months.
According to a report via bdlive.co.za, the Rand crashed through the R15/$ level on Wednesday night after the dismissal had been revealed. President Jacob Zuma fired Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and installed a relative unknown, David van Rooyen in the key portfolio.
According to the report, Zuma’s second late-night Cabinet shuffle in three months sent shock waves through the political system and among investors and the reaction was mostly negative.
The news has also sent shock waves through Twitter, as many Africans have spoken out on the social media platform.
Yes, #ZumaMustFall. But those trying to justify apartheid based on the rot in the current government must move to Australia. We will rise.
— Mathew Love (@mathewlove36) December 10, 2015
— Zack Basson (@flexinZack) December 10, 2015
lol lol lol kwaaa #ZumaMustFall Xmas come early this year…. lOl.
— Paul Tlacks (@PaulTlacks) December 10, 2015
This is a serious concern! As South African’s will we just sit by & watch 1 man destroy our livihoods. This is our country 2 #ZumaMustFall
— Kailas (@KailasB) December 10, 2015