What Maimane, Malema, Mthembu, Vavi and other politicians tweeted about #ANC54
Johannesburg – As the 54th elective conference of the ruling party came to a close in the early hours of Thursday morning, politicians took to social media to express their views on what transpired throughout the six-day conference.
For the most part, the tweets around the conference were speculative but more on the optimistic side.
In the run-up to the presidential election, politicians expressed that they wanted a leader with integrity who would unite and rebuild the ANC, restoring confidence from its members.
After the top 6 announcement, politicians took to social media to welcome the new president of the ruling party, Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced Jacob Zuma after he was at the helm of the party for two terms.
ANC's parliamentary chief whip, Jackson Mthembu, took a strong view on anti-corruption and state capture saying that he hopes that this new leadership will help root it out and restore integrity in the party.
The ANC Women's League came under fire from many users for their flip flop response to endorsing women in leadership and only campaigning for Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma instead of campaigning for all the female candidates.