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A Dozen or More Things Tropical Cyclone Dineo Should Have Taken Away From South Africa

ropical Cyclone Dineo nearing landfall over Inhambane Province, Mozambique on 15 February 2017. A Public Domain image by NASA’s Aqua satellite.

South Africans have reacted to the country's brush with tropical cyclone Dineo in humour. They are using the hashtag #ThingsDineoShouldTakeWithHer to share jokes about the near escape.

Last week, Dineo hit parts of Mozambique, where it left seven dead, Zimbabwe, where it caused severe flooding and South Africa where it resulted in heavy precipitation and some flooding.

Hlume Dladla thought Dineo should have taken Nkandla, the homestead of South Africa's president Jacob Zuma:

In 2014, a report by South Africa's Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that President Jacob Zuma unduly benefited from security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, which cost tax payers about 250 million rands, or US $25 million. The “security” upgrades included a cattle kraal. The public protector asked Zuma to repay part of the money back to the state.

James Sethogo, reminded Twitter of this controversy, writing:

Kechane Neo wrote:

Another user would not have minded if the cyclone took 10% of South Africa's population — the rotten 10%:

Queen B shared the following image and quipped:

Tumie has had enough of the text message that informs mobile phone subscribers of the state of their internet data:

Calven Lusenga observed:

Mohau, a student, suggested:

Posting a photo of the recent chaotic scenes at the South Africa's parliament, Yoshani wrote:

Juju is the nickname of Julius Malema, the leader of the radical opposition party in South Africa, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). EFF members, including Julius Malema, were forcibly removed from the parliament for interrupting the 2017 State of the Union address by President Zuma.

Kabelo simply tweeted the following photo, accompanied by a single word:

The man spraying Doom on the photo is a controversial South African pastor Lethebo Rabalago who claims that he can heal people using this favoured brand of insecticide.

Echoing Kebelo's sentiments, Mwilima wrote:

Bizzare acts by South African “prophets” in recent years have included eating grass, snakes and drinking petrol, which supposedly becomes pineapple juice after prayer.

Andile tweeted:

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