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Memes: Mzansi reacts to William Nicol Drive name change to Winnie Madikizela Mandela

Mzansi is in two minds after it was announced by Gauteng Transport MEC Ismail Vadi, that William Nicol Drive would change its name to Winnie Madikizela-Mandel a Drive.

On one hand, Tweeps feel that the name change is long overdue, while others feel that they should have been consulted. And, then there’s those that the name is more fitting for something bigger than a congested road – like an airport.

Whatever your feelings about the name change, we’re guessing you could be in need of a laugh; so, here are the top memes from the trending hashtags #WilliamNicol and #WinnieMadikizela.

Sithe Cape Town International Airport please… Leave William Nicol with its congestion leyo ayihluphi… Focus on what the people asked for, practice for 2019 #winniemandela #winniemadikizelamandela

— Vladimir Omnyama 🇸🇿 (@the_dippa) October 2, 2018

Let’s deal with petrol prices first makgowa, gape rea gobala.

— Morena Mogale (@Bramoshe) October 2, 2018

Who’s William anyway

— Thabo Monareng (@_JayTee1_) October 2, 2018

— VinnyPPT (@ppt_vinny) October 3, 2018

Alilililililili it’s about time. Better late than never!!

— Nomsa not Nene (@NomsaSema) October 3, 2018

So these guys sat around a table with their big bellies and decided on renaming William Nicol drive to Winnie Mandela drive? No public consultations, nothing!?😩

— #KumkaniSolomon💦 (@_magakwe_) October 3, 2018

If you think traffic is bad on William Nicol now, just wait until its called Winnie Mandela!

— sick6_six (@sick6_six) October 3, 2018

Naming William Nicol Drive after Winnie Madikizela Mandela is just a waste of money, honestly… Even after being named WND, it’s still referred to as R511… go to Tshwane, it’s still referred to as Pretoria, the streets, like Andries and Bloed are still being called that…

— Kokwele M. Phillix 🇿🇦 (@Matome_Kay) October 3, 2018

We also want Orlando Stadium in Soweto to be renamed Winnie Madikizela Mandela Stadium.

— Sinothando Yena ♻ (@SinothandoYena) October 3, 2018

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