Following the EFFs proposal in parliament to have Cape Town International Airport renamed after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, her name topped Twitter trends on Tuesday.
The EFF had since made its stance clear on renaming the airport after Winnie Mandela, even before the debate in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Hours before the debate, the proposed name change took center stage on Twitter, with most throwing their weight behind it.
So supportive were some that they even considered lending the EFF their votes come the 2019 general elections in May.
However the ANC shot down the motion, and reactions continued to pour in as people expressed their anger and disappointment by coming up with more hashtags, such as #WinnieMandela and #WinnieMandelaInternationalAirport.
The proposal was rejected by the ANC and other opposition parties, including the FF+ and the DA,
While The UDM and the NFP were in favour of renaming the airport after Winnie Mandela.