Frontlining on Twitter
The #ConradieChronicles MORE than a few social media pundits on Wednesday threw in their 10 dollars’ worth on the arrest of Windhoek lawyer Dirk Conradie, and Sarah Damases, ex-wife of his former law partner, for alleged bribery. Was it hustling at its worst, or BEE at its best? Opinions were divided, the jury was hung, and humour rife as Namibians narrated the #ConradieChronicles. A few of the comments on Twitter:
@HelviKovambo: Some of us are just tweeting about Conradie without knowing what he really did. Ehe, so much for coolness, huh? #guilty
@Phil_Mos: Free Conradie! Oh wait.. He’s already out on bail. Ok .. Conradie is Innocent! Oh wait.. He already knows! Oh well ... Free Gucci Mane! Yeah!
@mchacha9: So Conradie s like a Robin Hood?? I thnk he s a hero.
@kshikoti: Don’t see why we all up in #ConradieChronicles’ busines.Our Gov approves of TAKING 4rm the poor & GIVING 2 the Elite few! He was just doing his part!
@imthatjen: There’s a thin line between hustling and being corrupt
@FmaleVrsion: “I will hang on the cross for my people” Conradie.....like really,,, besides Slick the Dick, Namibia is full of comedians
@ericknatangwe: Don’t judge the guy too harshly, pamwe he got a vision from The Almighty 2 Empower his pple. #TheMosesOfT he21stCentury
@NamGoddess: #ConradieChronicles shows exactly what is wrong with Namibia, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
@I_N_Katali: Who knows? Maybe the Lord appeared in Conradie’s dreams telling him to go out and empower the people! Conradie the Messiah.
@blakshuz: Conradie confusing the cross with prison I see!
@nfrieda: So does this make Conradie & Damases friends with benefits????
@Jerome3437: 2 all the people criticizing Dirk remember 1 thing! Poverty loves integrity...
@laVidaLoca_NA: ... so whoever believes in him shall not perish but be on the board of an advertising agency for life.
@ThadInpro: Bible says “A gift in secret averts anger, and a con- cealed bribe, strong wrath”. But this was not concealed nor a secret.@kwambi_ prince: Lol. Conradie wants to be put on a cross for his (alleged) corrupt ways ... clearly this guy is trying to start a movement! *smh*
@Filemon_Fly: “Then I’m prepared to die on the cross for that”, someone tell Tate Conradie that it did not end well for Jesus.
@malcolmsplash: Let’s DV8 from this talk ...
@Pendazano_ gbb: Sometimes I feel like I don’t deserve to be Namibian, not one bit interested in this Conradie thing everyone is going on about.
– Compiled by Jean Sutherland from twitter.com