Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, was a trending topic on Sunday evening after his personal cell number was published.
In protest against the unsolicited elections-related phone calls and text messages from South Africa's official opposition party, #BlackTwitter called for everyone to bombard Maimane with calls and texts. Personal cell numbers of various leaders (Gavin Davis, John Steenhuisen, Phumzile van Damme and James Selfe) were also made public.
Share Mmusi Maimane's personal number 0823301652 for those who wish to call him to reciprocate the irritation— Call 0823301652 (@CallMmusiBack) July 3, 2016
In response, the DA asked people to send them an email to be removed from the database. They then drew the Twitterati's attention to service delivery shortfalls under the ANC (African National Congress) leadership with #WhileYouComplainAboutAnSMS, which was also not well received.
#WhileYouComplainAboutAnSMS there are children at public schools with a 0% matric pass rate.— Gavin Davis (@gavdavis) July 3, 2016
This #WhileYouComplainAboutAnSMS doesn't even make sense coz it's not aimed at government. It's aimed at ppl tired of being harassed— Point Blank (@naledimashishi) July 3, 2016
This article first appeared on 702 : Black twitter publishes Maimane's cell number, lamenting DA's 'intrusive' calls