South Africans are known for their ability to make light of any situation through humour, hilarious jabs and a classic roast. Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, was the latest in the spotlight after sparking outrage (and confusion) with his tweet.
Biden banned travel from South Africa because of the new Covid variant.
Immigrants have recently been apprehended crossing our border illegally from South Africa.
Biden is doing nothing to stop immigrants from South Africa entering illegally.
Pure politics and hypocrisy.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 28, 2021
Abbott claimed that immigrants from South Africa who are carrying the Omicron variant are illegally entering the United States.
The Republican called out US president Joe Biden for “doing nothing to stop immigrants from South Africa” from entering the US illegally.
Thousands of South Africans decided to give the Governor a Geography lesson on where South Africa actually is, including how difficult it would be to cross the border.
Here are some of the hilarious reactions:
The South African immigrant caravan en route from Blouberg, Cape Town.
Get ready America. pic.twitter.com/BQlqcpQDTg
— Nick Hedley (@nickhedley) November 29, 2021
Immigrants from South Africa are coming in through the southern border? Really? pic.twitter.com/NIbMZIZx5X
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) November 29, 2021
How does one swim from South Africa to your country through this cold ass Atlantic ocean ? Aren’t you mistaking us with South America maybe? Y’all can be absurds at times, unprovoked. pic.twitter.com/EWtv2IK3If
— ツ Ø ͏ Ʀ ͏ ł ™ ͏ ͏ ❼ (@Ori_Debig_Beats) November 29, 2021
It’s a 20 hour flight from Texas to South Africa how are they making that difficult journey to Texas, Greg? Are those illegals on foot? Swimming over? Pray tell
— THEE Jen Psaki’s Head Tilt (@bidonkules) November 29, 2021
Are you okay upstairs? Do you know how far RSA is from the US? Have you ever even been in SA and encountered its people? They are poor yes,but not desperate to be anybody’s burden. They fight amongst themselves but they have national pride.
— Ousus (@Ousus07) November 29, 2021
I know we in South Africa have some of the worlds top swimmers. But swimming the 13000 or so kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean is a little too far for our swimmers. Would someone in the USA please give President Biden a very basic geography lesson.
— GARNETT CROSS (@garnettcross) November 29, 2021
This is one of my favourites 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/tkta1NvjBA
— Belinda Perlee (@PerleePerlee) November 29, 2021
Greg’s geography in a nutshell😃 pic.twitter.com/LqL9RIaaKe
— 🇿🇦Lutiguard Media (@LutiguardMedia) November 29, 2021
Firstly South Africans we can’t swim & we hate water, the only ones who can swim is Penny Heyns & Chad le Clos 🤦♂️🤦♂️how the hell do we come to ur borders 14000km away thou? Madala u need Mogoeng Mogoeng to pray for u cause wow the nyaope u smoking is of high grade😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/9hI6wM07er
— MR DICK (@kabelodick) November 29, 2021
My fellow South Africans what time are we heading to Texas. I got left behind from the 1st group that went pic.twitter.com/wu3rTIal8z
— Melusi Sikhakhane (@MasterpieceMels) November 29, 2021