Tweeps not chuffed with Cape Party's video of watermelon 'slaughter' on CT beach
Twitter users are not impressed with the Cape Party's recent campaign stunt involving the "slaughter" of everyone's favourite summer fruit.
The party recently posted a re-enactment of the now famous sheep slaughter which took place on Clifton 4th Beach over December - featuring a watermelon instead.
Last year, activists slaughtered a sheep in what they said was an attempt to cleanse the popular beach of racism, after reports of a security company removing beachgoers.
The small political organisation posted a campaign video on their social media, admonishing racism and animal slaughter.
"We do not slaughter animals and we do not tolerate racism. No. Here in the Cape, we do things differently" Cape Party leader Jack Miller says in the video.
"Capetonians must not take a backward step against this aggressive cultural imperialism which seeks to eradicate our way of life", the party writes on its Facebook page.
The secessionist movement is determined to have the Cape become independent from South Africa to become its own country.
Here's what some South Africans has to say about the campaign stunt on Twitter:
I love Cape Town so much! I'm one of it's biggest advocates. i NEVER thought I would EVER feel as ASHAMED & DISGUSTED to be capetonian as I do 2day. After seeing @capeparty's distasteful video remaking the #ReclaimClifton incident. This proves they know NOTHING about Mzansi!— Shakirah Dramat (@shakirah_dramat) January 31, 2019
The Cape Party are having a laugh, right?— Drew Murphy (@murphydrew) January 31, 2019
CapeParty's Jack Miller refers to the Cape's "multi-ethnic culture" and says "unlike other cultures in Southern Africa, here in the Cape we have a different culture. We do not slaughter animals and we do not tolerate racism – no – here in the Cape we do things differently."...🤔— Koketso R Sachane (@KoketsoSachane) January 30, 2019
What is up with the Cape Party?— Yaaseen Barnes (@Ya_a_seen_Him) January 31, 2019
Disappointed. Very childish of The Cape Party. A step backward for YOU.— Brencro (@Brencro1) January 30, 2019
the cape party is a parody of themselves https://t.co/jNfywo7Vuo— sose shall distance (@notgoodthough) January 31, 2019
Is that "Cape Party" video for real? Like REAL real???— Bongo😎 (@XclusvB) January 31, 2019
Meanwhile, a few others seem to have found some humour in the video:
Me voting for Cape Party after the dust settles pic.twitter.com/D6jXSc0RfG— Skinny Pete (@Deano_vW) January 30, 2019
Since watching the Cape Party clip I feel like I’ve been cutting watermelon wrong my entire life 😂— Bradulting (@justbradmitch) January 30, 2019
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