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These Reactions to the Current Election Results from South Africans are Hilarious

South Africans are having a field day on social media as the votes from the elections are still being counted.

South Africans cast their votes in the national elections just two days ago. Described as the most fiercely contested elections the country has had in years, there was plenty of drama at the polls.

Some voters were turned away because there weren't enough ballot papers while others finessed the system and actually voted more than once. If that weren't enough, documents have surfaced that show that Russian operatives were planning to influence the election results in favor of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).


Approximately 70 percent of the votes have been counted thus far. According to News24, the ANC is currently in the lead with 57.31 percent followed by the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters with 21.09 and 10.31 percent respectively. While the ANC's support has dropped from 62.15 percent in the 2014 elections, the DA and more so the EFF, have grown their support substantially.

READ: South Africa: I Voted Today and I've Regretted Nothing More

However, South Africans on Twitter are throwing some serious shade because the votes definitely don't reflect the popular opinions that were so rampant on social media over the past few weeks. The biggest questions on everybody's mind are why the ANC is in the lead (when everyone on Twitter seemed to be voting for the EFF) and how the right-wing Freedom Front Plus (FF+) is now a part of the top five political parties in the country.

Take a look at some of these reactions below:








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Influential Louis Vuitton And Off-White Designer Virgin Abloh, Dies at 41

The popular Ghanian-American designer had been battling a rare form of cancer in private for several years.

The fashion industry has lost a talented, unique, and boundary-pushing influence this weekend.

41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

Friends, fans, and colleagues took to social media to share their well-wishes for Virgil as he transitions to his next destination.



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