Is the internet better without free Twitter? Here’s what the celebs have to say...

27 September 2018 - 14:04 By Kyle Zeeman
Cassper Nyovest says his TL is more peaceful since Free Twitter ended.
Cassper Nyovest says his TL is more peaceful since Free Twitter ended.
Image: Instagram/Cassper Nyovest

It's been more than 24 hours since MTN cut its free Twitter service to users on its network and if Mzansi celebs are to be believed, the social media site is a completely different place.

MTN announced the shutdown of the service last weekend, giving fans only three days to get their coins right before they officially pulled the plug on it. 

Speaking to TimesLIVE executive for corporate affairs at MTN SA Jacqui O’Sullivan said the network had over 11 million users who could have used the service before it was shutdown.

It is not known how many of those users are now no longer active on Twitter because of the decision but just a quick scan through the number of likes and retweets show a dramatic decrease on the social media pages of some of Mzansi's biggest stars.

And while there is no shortage of users claiming the streets are a lot more peaceful and that defence forces have been defeated, celebs have weighed in with their thoughts.

Cassper Nyovest

The Tito Mboweni rapper said that the end of free Twitter could unite the people and also claimed his timeline was a better place now.

Ntsiki Mazwai

The outspoken musician was a lot more spicy, claiming Twitter was not boring AF and  complained about the "opinion leaders" now left on the site.


The model said her timeline has been dry without the army of haters marching through.

Fikile Mbalula

Fikile Mbalula got heavy on the topic and said the shutdown now meant that many people were excluded from access making it "elite and more exclusionary".

Meanwhile, the streets are already in reflection mode and reposted some of the best #FreeTwitterMoments from the days that were.