South Africans could not contain their excitement when British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced his resignation on Thursday in front of a small crowd outside Downing Street.
The 57-year-old former journalist said he spoke with Sir Graham Brady, who is the chairman of the backbench MPs, about the process of choosing a new leader which should begin immediately and that its timetable will be announced next week.
As the world reacted to the news, the politically stranded Mmusi Maimane also joined the conversation on twitter, saying that Boris Johnson was stubborn but ultimately he did step aside.
“Mr Cyril Ramaphosa considering the extent of the allegations against you in relation to your farm mattress bank, why not step aside and set an example for this country? We too need a scandal free government,” the former DA leader added.
Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Floyd Shivambu said: “One imperialist down – the puppet must follow very soon!”
The popular and charismatic Sphithiphithi Evaluator (one of the victims of government’s underhanded tactics, currently based in Moscow) congratulated the people of the UK for taking a principled decision.
“In South Africa they’re going through hell but no one wants to take accountability and resign. Gov positions are seen as entitlement, a complete undermining of citizens who want change of leadership. 4 years of HELL!,” she said.