In what may prove to be one of the biggest moves in the run-up to next year’s general elections in South Africa, the DA’s Helen Zille announced that the party  would merge with Agang and field Mamphela Rampele as their presidential candidate for the elections. Naturally, Twitter reacted with everything from shock to anger and, of course, humour.

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