IN MEMES: Twitter pokes fun as SA awaits Zuma exit news


President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa awaits to see if President Jacob Zuma will step down or not as speculation mounts about his future as the country’s president.

There have been a host of “urgent” and "constructive" meetings as well as some meeting cancellations.

Parliament on Tuesday postponed the State of the Nation Address (SONA), which was supposed to take place on Thursday.

ANC Treasurer General Paul Mashatile, in an audio clip, confirmed Zuma refused to resign when they met with him on Sunday.

Top ANC officials on Friday abandoned plans to attend events leading to the build-up of the Nelson Mandela centenary launch, opting instead to attend another urgent meeting this weekend.

Details of that gathering remain sketchy.

With the country on the edge, Twitter jumped at the opportunity to poke a bit of fun at South Africa’s precarious political position.