Just minutes before the African National Congress was due to announce the new president of the governing party, outgoing president Jacob Zuma and his possible successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, were on their phones at the same time.
The question is, what were they doing on their phones? Could they have been discussing the outcome? Were they checking that the results were going according to plan? Only they would know...
People on Twitter certainly had opinions:
"You have been removed from the group. You can no longer see or respond to messages."— Riaan Grobler (@BraGrobbies) December 18, 2017
Zuma: (checking his bank balance) Dammit i wasted my money paying for NDZ campaign and she didn't win— Sakeus Uushona ® (@sakeus_uushona) December 18, 2017
Ramaphosa: Tshepo my love prepare a feast, you are about to become first lady #ANC17
"Calling" it quits— Ronald Phiri (@RonaldPhiri01) December 18, 2017
Asking Atul for an EFT for a plane ticket to Dubai ASAP— LM van Zyl (@lourensvz4) December 18, 2017
Shem hes gona have lots of time to exchange nudes on whatsapp after this.— kerotse (@kmosebetsi) December 18, 2017
Zuma kyk sy aandele.— Amelia Genis (@AmeliaGenis) December 18, 2017