'You can keep him!' - Mzansi reacts to angry 'South African' who stormed US Capitol
A video of a protester claiming to be from SA during the storming of the US Capitol last week has gone viral, sparking fierce debate on social media.
According to the BBC, several people died when an angry mob clashed with police outside the building last Wednesday. Lawmakers were meeting inside the building to formally certify Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump in last year's presidential election, a result that has been disputed by Trump and his supporters.
In the video the man can be heard asking an interviewer if he can take the mic, saying he is “from SA” and has a message for American politicians.
“We're watching. We've had enough. OK?! We have had enough. The lamb is going to become the Lion of Judah. We have had enough. Don't tell us what to do any more. I don't take instruction too well,” he said.
The man has not yet been identified, and many social media users have encouraged those who recognise him to alert US authorities.
They also distanced themselves from the man's comments, saying he should stay in America.
Here are some of the reactions:
That is a direct threat on peoples lives and a crime.He most definitely does not speak for Sourh Africa. No wonder there is talk that his own Republican Senators and Congressman are afraid to go against Trump because they fear for their and their families lives.😪— monojo (@JosephNoor) January 14, 2021
This is USA affairs. We does he enter? Nd what exactly has he had enough of?— Tiisetso kekana🇿🇦 (@tiisetsokekana6) January 14, 2021
You can actually see that's years and years of watching wwe coming through there on the 🎤... Wonder what he calls himself? 🤔— Victor Kiriakis (@dee_ai89) January 13, 2021
I'm so embarrassed. This guy must please please never come back to South Africa. We disown him— bunny'smom🇿🇦 (@bunnysmom5) January 14, 2021
Can they imprison him that side, no extradition necessary 😑— paballo (@PabiJustHuman) January 13, 2021