Did the chubby SONA sign language translator call a spade a spade when he practically interpreted the words ‘f*ck you’ or was there something else we missed?
Twitter users had a field day as the Sona turned chaotic, with many praising the SABC sign language translator for spilling it all out regardless of the audience watching from wherever.
In fact, a Twitter user – White Girl Says with the handle @WhiteGirlSays8 said the interpreter deserves to be crowned the real MVP. She posted “@MrIntelligent64 The Tweet of the night goes to you. You’re the real MVP”.
Other people who took to Twitter after the bizarre interpretation hailed the interpreter for staying true and perfect to his task.
Till now, the identity of the ANC MP who flung the “f*ck you” word at DA MP John Steenhuisen in the lead-up to President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address is yet to be revealed.
“Fuck you man, we can’t tolerate this, this is rubbish. Mazihambe ezizinja [these dogs must go],” shouted the yet-to-be-identified ANC MP.
The offensive slang came moments after the EFF refused to leave the Parliament, as ordered by Speaker Baleka Mbete. While the slang emphatically flew from right and left, another MP shouted at Mmusi Maimane and other DA MPs, calling them “racists”.
An emotional Mmusi Maimane later led his party in a dramatic walkout as words such as ‘racist, sellout’ chorused behind them.
Earlier, DA MP John Steenhuisen raised a point of order‚ requesting a moment of silence for the 94 mentally disabled patients who died in Gauteng, now known as Silent 94.
Speaker of the House Baleka Mbete refused, saying the request would be entertained next week at the State of the Nation address debate.
Meanwhile, people have called on appropriate authorities to investigate and bring the culprits to book for making the inflammatory speeches.
Responses from the social media is a clear indication that the country is now familiar with the punches, the walk-outs, the insults, Zuma’s smug chuckle and the cries of women that had chararcterized the state of the nation addresses in the country.
It’s even heart breaking to note that 2017 SONA was the most difficult to watch because things really spiralled out of the control, unlike in previous years.
But what is more heart wrenching is that the fact that most South Africans could not pay attention to the country’s president when he finally took the stage to deliver his recycled speech.
In memes, check out people’s reaction after the interpreter raised up his middle finger.
— M_AfricaN (@Africa665) February 10, 2017
— Mos. (@Mos_iiXXV) February 9, 2017
@MrIntelligent64 Etse people you go kill me ooo 😂😂😂
— Nelu Mbingu (@NeluTheCurious) February 9, 2017
@MrIntelligent64 haaaa Mr interpreter you are so committed to your job shame
— Anderson_Mdwayi (@Anderso34732995) February 10, 2017