South Africans Hate Racism, Love Dogs

South African President Jacob Zuma claimed that owning dogs is part of “white culture.” Black South Africans have been posting portraits and odes to their dogs on Twitter in response.

This is from the General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, who the Mail & Guardian identifies as “one of Zuma’s greatest critics of late.”

I'm a dog lover & I love my dalmation, Romeo. He is practically part of my family. I've had 2 labradors before & yes Mr President I'm BLACK!

— AyandaMlotshwa (@Ayanda Mlotshwa)

Our Ancestors used dogs for hunting, even long before the white man came. http://t.co/m9CXidsv

— Eng_Precious (@Eng. Barbara Birungi)

A photo of a young Nelson Mandela with his dog circulated:

As well as a photo of President Obama with his dog, Bo.

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