I have noticed, with a growing sense of irritation, that some of my twitter followers have been abandoning the proverbial ship.
So Gwede (that’s Mantashe) and I sat down around some Johnny Walker Blue (that’s Whiskey) to figure out where the problem lies, as it were.
I have discovered a parody twitter account by the name of Jacob G. Zuma (note the period), aka @SAPresident. Now this account comes complete with that stupid little Nike tick at the end, which I am advised by my advising advisors, means that it is a gen-u-wine (that’s American talk) and verified twitter account.
WTF? (that’s Welcome to Facebook).
Now the bupkiss (that’s British colonialists talk) that this parody account comes up with is ludicrous. (that’s the Truth).
For example: Over the last decade, six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies were in Africa.
And: Let us celebrate the Jubilee by promoting peace, unity, dignity and prosperity in our beloved continent! Happy Africa Day to all!
I mean, with all due respect, who pens this sort of stuff?
I have my suspicions. Enter Stage Left: Jackson Mthembu. (that’s theatre talk)
I have noticed Jackson clickety clickety clacking away on the new Blakburry he bought a few weeks back when we went to Chinatown. And discrete inquiries with my service provider tell me that Twitter on a cellular telephone is the next big thing.
So it is apparent that some of my followers are following the tick, as it were. Let me say this – just ‘cos he drives a nice BMW with leather seats and low profiles, don’t mean he’s gonna be nice to you, sweetie!
Now Gwede, on the other hand, believes that it may have had something to do with my duck tweet of a few weeks back.
Given that Gwede is the more intelligent of the two of us, I am inclined to accept his reasoning.