Siv Ngesi: SA celebs tweet more about US elections than SA political issues

06 November 2020 - 11:25
Local comedian and TV presenter Siv Ngesi took jabs at SA celebs for having an opinion on the US elections.
Local comedian and TV presenter Siv Ngesi took jabs at SA celebs for having an opinion on the US elections.
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Comedian and TV host Siv Ngesi has thrown major shade at SA celebs for being more  vocal about the US election than SA political issues.

This year's US elections are the most polarised in decades and have been talked about for days on social media.

Some of SA's biggest names, including politicians and celebs, have expressed their thoughts on the process and on both the candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Some of the celebs who have commented on the elections include rapper L-Tido, radio personality Sizwe Dhlomo and musician Trevor Sineke.

However, Siv thought it was rather funny that celebs were weighing on the US elections instead of SA political issues.

“Great to see SA celebrities have political opinions without being in the pocket of the party in power,” said Siv. “They tweet more about US elections than SA political issues.”

Echoing Siv's statement, Ntsiki Mazwai also took a jab at some of the celebs, saying she didn't know that they had political views.

According to a Reuters report, the final results for the vote counting are expected to take days to be revealed.

This is due to a surge in mail voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the states' varying rules for when ballots can be counted.

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden need 270 electoral college votes to be elected president. So far, Biden is leading.


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