Johannesburg - During the State of the Nation Addressdebate on Tuesday afternoon, DA leader Mmusi Maimane cited the Star Warsprologue, saying President Jacob Zuma lived in a galaxy far, far away, on"Planet
Following the debate in the National Assembly, SouthAfricans uploaded creative memes on Twitter, poking fun at Maimane's comments,accompanied by tweets with their views.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said Maimane was probably ona PlanetFitness Treadmill doing cardio when he thought of this "PlanetZuma".
"What a joke," he commented.
Communications expert Khaya Dlanga posted a picture ofJupiter with the caption: "Planet Zuma, the recently discovered planet onour solar system, discovered by Maimane. #SONAdebate."
Comedian Loyiso Gola sounded more upbeat, tweeting"#planetzuma would be dooooope thou". Political analyst and socialcommentator Eusebius McKaiser, who seemed to agree with Maimane, said"#PlanetZuma really is a good rhetorical refrain. Sadly the presidentindeed lives in a parallel universe. At our expense. Tragicomedy stuff."
Former Congress of South African Trade Unions generalsecretary Zwelinzima Vavi said: "Wow - new one from the box #PlanetZuma inthe #SONAdebate".
Mmusi Maimane & this Planet Zuma analogy pic.twitter.com/Ev7oxwOMmM— S L A Y O N C È (@AyandaMlotshwa) February 16, 2016
From broken man to Planet Zuma.
DA must fire these white kids who watch to much Disney TV. C'mon!!!! pic.twitter.com/FASdxFmGIM— George (@_Cde_George) February 16, 2016
So, how's life on Planet Zuma fam? pic.twitter.com/DQ4bj6OMqk— The Daily VOX (@thedailyvox) February 16, 2016