South Africans Celebrate Tyla Seethal’s Historic Grammy Win, President Ramaphosa Faces Backlash
Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, was ablaze with messages of joy and celebration as South Africans commemorated Tyla Seethal’s groundbreaking Grammy victory for her chart-topping song ‘Water.’
However, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s congratulatory message to the young artist became the center of a trolling storm initiated by citizens across the nation.
Tyla Seethal’s Record-Breaking Achievement
Tyla Seethal etched her name in history by becoming the youngest South African to win a Grammy Award, marking her first major accolade to date. The announcement of her triumph swiftly spread across social media platforms, prompting an outpouring of pride and admiration from her fellow compatriots.
President Ramaphosa’s Message of Congratulations
In the wake of Tyla’s momentous win, President Cyril Ramaphosa took to social media to extend his heartfelt congratulations to the talented artist. He commended her for “flying the flag” and acknowledged her remarkable achievement in the global music scene. The president’s message aimed to recognize Tyla’s contribution to South Africa’s rich artistic legacy and its continued success on the international stage.
Varied Reactions to Ramaphosa’s Congratulatory Message
While the nation reveled in Tyla’s success, not everyone shared the same level of enthusiasm for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s congratulatory post. Critics seized the opportunity to voice their discontent, perceiving his response as delayed and questioning his priorities as a leader. Some even speculated that the message was a calculated move to garner favor in the upcoming elections, suggesting political motives behind the president’s well-wishes.
Reactions to Ramaphosa’s Post
Citizens expressed their sentiments through a flurry of comments in response to President Ramaphosa’s congratulatory message. Here are a few examples:
– @_mashesha: “You only waking up now? Kanti when do you start at work wena?”
– @cypherpunkHRH: “A nation of winners…ruled by a bunch of losers. It’s time for change.”
– @Shonny_SA: “You must also wake up to news of losing elections next month.”
– @krugersville: “She’s not voting for ANC, forget about it, Mr. President!!”
– @SwakotekaVukona: “We need a public holiday to celebrate this prestigious award ????????????”