The Sunday Times report that President Jacob Zuma rejected the SACP’s request to reinstate party boss Blade Nzimande as higher education minister has left a seemingly disgusted Julius Malema wondering if Nzimande has any self-respect.
Yho bo Blade mara, how do you belittle yourself like that by asking Zuma to reinstate you after you said he declared war against SACP. Sies
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) November 6, 2017
A political journalist wondered if SACP’s threat to resign en masse from Zuma’s Cabinet if he continues to sideline alliance partners rang hollow.
It also means their threats early this year to resign en masse from Cabinet in the event of Pravin Gordhan's dismissal were empty rhetoric.
— Scapegoat (@AndiMakinana) November 6, 2017
Some recalled an exchange between Malema and ANC MP Hlomani Chauke during a parliamentary debate a few months ago when Zuma told Chauke to stop interjecting, as he comes across as desperately looking for a job from Zuma.
???????????? Blade ufana na bo Chauke ,vha lava poso
— Mokwena Moroka (@DavidMokwena12) November 6, 2017
Some had a psychological take on what Nzimande may be going through.
There are five stages of grief, he's at bargaining stage ????
— Phakama Gwayi (@PhakamaGwayi) November 6, 2017
Another Twitter user could have been mistaken for taking pity on the former higher education and training minister.
The rest of the respondents to Malema’s tweet concurred that indeed it could be extremely cold outside the ANC,
Its cold outside for some… pic.twitter.com/tZbLqNrUgH
— Harold Ferwood (@Harold_Ferwood) November 6, 2017