The ANC have clashed with the Economic Freedom Fighters over the renaming of the Cape Town International Airport.
In response to the EFF campaigning to rename the airport after Mam’ Winnie, the ANC have launched their own campaign for Nelson Mandela to be chosen.
The ANC have embarked on a campaign to have the Cape Town International Airport renamed the Nelson Mandela International Airport.
This comes a week after The Citizen reported that the EFF have been lobbying for the airport to be renamed after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
In a tweet, now deleted, the party’s official Twitter account, @MyANC, posted this picture:
A public meeting at Cape Town International Airport on Monday to discuss the renaming process descended into chaos and had to be scrapped.
Members of the Khoi community have stated that “Krotoa” or “Saartjie Baartman” are the only acceptable names, and there “will be war if another name is chosen”.
Despite the Twitter account deleting the tweet, people have saved the picture, and are taking to Twitter to criticise the ANC for the campaign. Some have accused them of copying the EFF, while others feel that the party has honoured Nelson Mandela sufficiently already and should be looking at other names.
"yes you can have my homework but don't make it too obvious" pic.twitter.com/cadcFuGJUF
— The Instigator (@Am_Blujay) June 6, 2018
Really ANC? Nelson Mandela? Might as well name this country the Republic of Nelson Mandela. https://t.co/lSHluinbIm
— Marvin (@MarvinSomethng) June 6, 2018