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Twitter tallies up things #VanRooyenDidntEven get a chance to do

It didn't take long for South Africans on Twitter to find humour in the latest cabinet re-shuffling, which has seen three finance ministers in one week.

David van Rooyen's reign as finance minister was short-lived after President Zuma re-appointed Pravin Gordhan to the portfolio (previously led by Nhlanhla Nene).

Even when South Africa's political leadership or economic state doesn't quite add up, it seems one can almost always count on Twitter users to offer some comedic relief.


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Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

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If #ZumaMustFall movement gains momentum, it could hurt the ANC - Fikeni

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#ZumaMustFall trends on Twitter following cabinet reshuffle

#ZumaMustFall trends on Twitter following cabinet reshuffle

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#ZumaJet doesn't fly with analysts

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Twitterverse full of suggestions on what to exchange #For4billion

South Africans on Twitter have caused a stir over reports that Armscor is shopping for a R4 bil private jet for President Zuma.

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