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‘It’s the arrogance for me’: Pearl Thusi’s ANC tweets anger star’s followers

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Oct 29, 2021

With just a few days to go until the country’s parliamentary and provincial elections on 1 November, actress and TV presenter Pearl Thusi has come out to attack the “corrupt” ruling party and their “arrogant” supporters

The actress and presenter took to Twitter to rant about the ANC and the implications their potential win has over South Africa.

But her tweets rubbed many of her followers up the wrong way, considering her past affiliation with the political party. 

TWEEPS REMIND PEARL THUSI OF HER VOTING HISTORY

Pearl Thusi took aim at the ANC when she tweeted: “I swear if the ANC wins elections again then we just have a deep- rooted self-hate as a nation. We have to find another option”.

I swear if the ANC wins elections again then we just have a deep rooted self hate as a nation.
We have to find another option.

— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) October 28, 2021

The Black Rose Gin owner also slammed the party for fixing potholes and attempting to make amends “at the 11th hour”.

Has anyone else noticed potholes being fixed in their areas conveniently at the 11th hour before elections

— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) October 28, 2021

But tweeps reminded her of her past affiliation with the ANC, even going as far as to pull out pics of her in the party’s colours.

“People get really sour when they don’t get gigs they use to get,” one tweep replied.

People get really sour when they don’t get gigs they use to get pic.twitter.com/AbJoHUtidC

— Vuky J Worldwide (@Vuky_J) October 28, 2021

Another added: “Pearl Thusi started seeing that ANC is useless when she is no longer on their payroll. They are no longer booking her”.

Pearl Thusi started seeing that ANC is useless when she is no longer on Their payroll..

They no longer booking her.

— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) October 29, 2021

We are voting ANC on Monday. pic.twitter.com/c0XXMhf7H4

— Karabo Answer Matau (@harrykarabo) October 28, 2021

Pearl then engaged in a standoff with the Head of Digital Communications in the Presidency, Athi Geleba, who took offence to her tweets.

She clapped back:“Imagine the head of digital communications of the presidency tweeting someone they don’t follow- if my tweet didn’t matter, why respond to something not directed at you?”

“We all wish the ANC chose to do better. We don’t hate the ANC – we hate how they blatantly disrespect citizens.

Imagine the head of digital communications of the presidency tweeting someone they don’t follow- if my tweet didn’t matter, why respond to something not directed at u?

We all wish the ANC chose to do better.
We don’t hate the ANC- we hate how they blatantly disrespect citizens.

— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) October 28, 2021

“It’s the arrogance of the volunteers for me. Lol.”

It’s the arrogance of the volunteers for me. Lol. https://t.co/E80HlxLpgr

— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) October 28, 2021

She also accused the ANC volunteer of “bullying” her online. She continued: “When did it become ok for public servants to bully civilians even if they’re public figures for opinions on their votes and where they choose to take it?

“Imagine defending the incompetence of your own office publicly?! Wow.

Also – when did it become ok for public servants to bully civilians even if they’re public figures for opinions on their votes and where they choose to take it?

Imagine defending incompetence of your own office publicly?!

Wow.

— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) October 28, 2021

‘I’D SOONER BE CAUGHT DEAD THAT VOTE DA’

Whilst Pearl Thusi made her feelings known about the ANC, she also expressed her disdain for the opposition, the DA.

She added: “I’d sooner be caught dead than vote for the DA”.

The mom-of-two also expressed her contemplation on which political path to take come voting day on Monday.

“Still struggling to choose which option is best strategically. Yes – I vote strategically. 

“Because even though my vote may look like it doesn’t make a difference – it’s MY vote & it MATTERS”.

With everything I feel for our beloved ANC. I’d sooner be caught dead than vote for the DA.
Still struggling to choose which option is best strategically.
Yes- I vote strategically.
Because even though my vote may look like it doesn’t make a difference- it’s MY vote & it MATTERS

— Pearl Thusi (@PearlThusi) October 28, 2021

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