On Wednesday morning, the South-African rulling party, the African National Congress (ANC) Johannesburg region posted a picture of a woman wearing a skimpy bikini in ANC colours on the @ANCJHB Twitter page. The tweet was deleted, but not before people got hold of it.
The ‘seductive babe’ image was uploaded with a caption reading ‘What do you make of this swimsuit’ under the #RegistrationWeek #VoteANC hashtags.
The tweet has generated a lot of heat with most people appalled by the objectification of women as displayed in the tweet.
The tweet was later deleted from the account, with an apology.
Comrades we apologise for the tweet we posted earlier it was in appropriate..
— ANC Jozi (@ANCJHB) March 2, 2016
See other peoples reactions below
@ANCJHB Don't apologise for a tweet… apologise for objectifying women, that's what the outrage is about… damnt!
— Solatha~Nangamso♥ (@solkganyago) March 2, 2016
@ANCJHB why did you tweet it in the first place, when it stands against everything you claim to stand for? Please take women seriously.
— Andisa Ndlovu (@miss_andisa) March 2, 2016
@ANCJHB Your continued lack of respect for women is incredible. They're our sisters, not campaigning tools for leering old men. Wow!
— Bheki (@nomorebullSA) March 2, 2016
@ANCJHB Sies….now you using naked women to campaign….
— Muziwethu Mlotshwa (@Muzi_Drae) March 2, 2016
Others found it amusing
— dusty mathere (@DustyMathere) March 2, 2016
@ANCJHB i think it looked hot!2bad politics=dirty business,people dont get pissed wen woman r paraded in bikinis on pageants or sport events
— Phantom Menace (@Eskunt_88) March 3, 2016
@ancjhb u dnt hv to apologise, jst prepared myslf some pop-corns, plz keep'em coming comrade:D
— June16Uprising (@LwandoNtlantsa3) March 2, 2016
@ANCJHB don't feel ashamed, that is African beauty. It's a pity we are in election mode and things gets politicized
— selekanyo (@bantikile) March 2, 2016