What's Trending On Twitter In South Africa Today?
If you're not from South Africa, you might not be aware of the latest trends on Twitter. Here's a quick rundown of what's popular in the country today.
#1. The Springboks
The Springboks, South Africa's national rugby team, are currently trending on Twitter. This is thanks to their performance at the Rugby World Cup, which they are currently hosting.
The Springboks have won all of their games so far, and are currently top of their group. They are set to face Wales in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
#RIPGranny is trending on Twitter in South Africa today after the news broke that a 92-year-old woman had been brutally murdered in her home.
The woman, who has not been named, was found with her throat slit in her home in Johannesburg. Her grandson has been arrested in connection with the murder.
#BlackLivesMatter is trending in South Africa today following the death of George Floyd in the United States.
Floyd, a black man, died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. The incident has sparked outrage in the US, with protests breaking out in several cities.
#Zimbabwe is trending on Twitter in South Africa today after the country's president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Mnangagwa is the first head of state to announce that he has contracted the virus. He is currently in self-isolation.
#ImStaying is a positive trending hashtag in South Africa today. The hashtag is being used by people who are pledging their commitment to the country, despite the challenges it faces.
#ImStaying has been trending since last week, when a video of a man pledging his loyalty to South Africa went viral.