We’ve seen seen #SomeoneTellBotswana, #SomeoneTellUganda and of course #SomeoneTellNigeria. There is always a story behind each of these hashtags. For instance, the Botswana one was after our president was allegedly declared persona non grata in their country. The Nigerian was after Harambee Stars got mistreated there.
Yesterday’s trend was after South Africa’s Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula made some unkind statement about Kenya.
Mbalula was addressing journalists around the theme of social cohesion, when a reporter questioned the issue of some national teams remaining stubbornly white.
“You can’t transform sports without targets,” said Mbalula. But at the same time, South Africa wouldn’t be like Kenya and send athletes to the Olympics to “drown in the pool.”
The following were some of the memes that followed.
The list of South Africans without AIDS #SomeoneTellSouthAfrica
#SomeOneTellSouthAfrica this is what their leaders are doing
This does not qualify as a Rally Car!
This is what we do to people in athletics
South Africans reading Kenyan tweets #SomeOneTellSouthAfrica #SomeOneTellKenya
#SomeoneTellSouthAfrica Its Only in south Africa.
South Africa dogs though! #SomeoneTellSouthAfrica
#SomeoneTellSouthAfrica Their two Interpreters cant explain Kenyan Jokes
#SomeoneTellSouthAfrica to stop this –>