Black Twitter trolled the EFF with #EFFFacts and it’s excellent

Black Twitter went after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with #EFFFacts – exaggerating the role the party has played in South African and even global history. Things escalated after a dispute on who started #FeesMustFall.

We’ve got the tea.

National spokesperson of the EFF Student Command, Naledi Chirwa tweeted that fallism was initiated by the party when it called for the Louis Botha statue at the Union Buildings to fall in Parliament.

Chirwa didn’t stop there. She tweeted that the EFF played a major role in the wave of student activism that called for decolonisation. She said the party gave student activists in institutions like Wits, UCT, Rhodes and UP confidence. Chirwa said that it is no coincidence that institutions transitioned from silent demonstrations to shutdowns the year the EFF got into parliament.

Fallists were having none of it.

UCT fallists called Chirwa out, saying FMF originated from Rhodes Must Fall which began in March 2015 and that she cannot impose her own ideas of what inspired fallists.

Of course, many smaller universities had been shutting down for years anyway.

Seeing the error in her tweets, Chirwa apologised.

But Black Twitter couldn’t let it go. To our utter amusement, folks stayed extra and brought out all the spice exaggerating the role the party has played in history.

Did you know, the EFF existed even before 1652?

Let no one deny the EFF’s struggle credentials.

Or the way they saved Tata’s life.

But the EFF have not only been doing their good work in our country; their work extends to the Cold War and even influenced former US President Barack Obama himself.

If you thought folk could not get more extra, they even invoked the Divine.

Don’t get us wrong, the origins of #FeesMustFall and fallism is an important conversation – but we’ll leave it for another day.

We have to admit, we live for Black Twitter.

Featured image via EFFSC Wits on Facebook