Unsurprisingly, beleaguered president Jacob Zuma has featured in many of the tweets.

In particular, the jokesters are keen to tease Zuma about his apparent struggle to read numbers.

And pity the poor (dollar) millionaires.

Even Donald Trump and Deez Nuts have unexpectedly made appearances.

Marketers have predictably tried to play along.

No tweet is now safe from hashtag, it seems. This dour tweet about South Africa’s weakening economy was soon retweeted with #StrongerThanTheRand, a reminder that things could get worse before they get better.

Amid the turmoil, for many the tweets demonstrate South Africans’ toughness and resilience during a difficult period for their country.

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