The true identity of the social media hottie whose image was used by the ANC has been revealed. She is actually a Jamaican designer known as Errice Alicia.
A little digging online showed that she originally posted the picture as a selfie for her over 32 000 Instagram followers on Monday and captioned it, “repping (representing) my Jamaica colours today, pool time”.
She was donning the Jamaican colours, but somehow her picture ended up being used by the Joburg ANC’s Twitter account. The ANC has since deleted the picture and apologised after an uproar.
An ANC spokesman in Joburg, Jolidee Matongo, told a local radio station this week that the party would launch an investigation into how the picture came to be used on its official Twitter account.