Some tweeps are convinced that President Jacob Zuma's latest surprise Cabinet reshuffle befits what is now known as South Africa's newest proverb AKA December anthem -- "Ska ba hemisa, ska ba forgiva, ska ba fa chance".
The phrase, which literally means "don't let them breathe, don't forgive them and don't give them a chance" can be traced back to Top Shayela -- a song by local rapper Cassper Nyovest, real name Refiloe Phoolo.
And this is what some people believe the reshuffle represents -- a president who won't "let South Africans breathe or give them a chance" -- all for protecting his patronage network and securing his interests past his final term. The ANC top 6 also revealed that although they were informed, they were not consulted on the decision.
For this and other reasons, tweeps believe this makes ubaba kaDuduzane the perfect "patron" of the popular phrase -- as he seems to live by it.
Jacob Zuma: Maybe I should not go through with this #CabinetReshuffle— Rethabile Makoanyana (@Makoanyane_R) October 17, 2017
Also Jacob Zuma: "Ska ba hemisa, ska ba forgive, ska ba fa chance!
Indeed Zuma is the patron of the Ska ba fa chance Ska ba hemisa Ska ba forgiver fraternity— Sibusiso (@magagula83) October 17, 2017
Even some in his cabinet agree.
Skaba Hemisa !!— RSA Police Minister (@MbalulaFikile) October 14, 2017
MOTTO OF LIFE
Maybe he's dancing it all off
Or laughing unto the end of his final term