By Kaya 959 Lifestyle
UPDATE: It turns out the “mom” who shared the picture reposted an image from 2020 that did not belong to her. Scroll down for the details.
Would you send your child to school with a non-alcoholic cider if you ran out of juice?
That is exactly what a Twitter user named @MissGU_ claims she did. But her daughter’s school was allegedly less than impressed with her choice of beverage.
“My child was expelled from school on Friday, but what did I do wrong mina because I didn’t have juice so I gave her a non-alcoholic savannah. #ThumaMinaMediaGroup Mr Smeg Koko President Zuma Mbaks Christianity,” she tweeted.
My child was expelled from school on Friday, 💔
But what did I do wrong mina 😭 because I didn't have juice so I gave her a non alcoholic savannah🤦#ThumaMinaMediaGroup Mr Smeg Koko President Zuma Mbaks Christianity pic.twitter.com/dWUa3byYxe
— G.U (@MissGU_) May 16, 2021
Wrong is wrong
Some Twitter users were shocked that she had the gall to pack her daughter “beer”, while others questioned why she had a bottle of Savanna and no juice.
“It’s a cider, not beer. She drinks juice every day and I don’t drink alcohol everyday so a juice is bound to finish quicker than my Savannah. Shush please,” the mom clapped back.
It's a cider not beer,,
She drinks juice everyday and I don't drink alcohol everyday so a juice is bound to finish quicker than my savannah. Shush please
— G.U (@MissGU_) May 16, 2021
Some social media users said it did not matter if the beverage was non-alcoholic or not, the mom was wrong for including it in her daughter’s lunch.
“Savanna is still a cider, not juice. Although it is non-alcoholic it is not for children’s consumption,” one man pointed out.
While the cider in question is legally a non-alcoholic beverage, it is not sold to anyone under the age of 18.
According to Business Insider, non-alcoholic Savannas do still contain traces of alcohol. It contains 0.3% alcohol.
A beverage needs to contain more than 0.5% alcohol by volume for it to be considered an alcoholic beverage.
So, don’t try packing it in your child’s school bag!
Is it all a lie?
Some Twitter users accused the “mom” of lying about the whole thing, claiming she simply took a picture of the cider next to a lunchbox.
“Amanga, all in the name of getting likes,” one tweep replied.
Amanga all in the name of getting likes pic.twitter.com/cmzUlv7g9J
— Fresh Prince of Dbn (@MandlaSmindlos) May 16, 2021
Real or fake, the picture got social media users talking. Here’s a look at what some of them had to say:
U won’t go to heaven wena pic.twitter.com/n7DXrzQVjM
— Mr Gupta RSA🇿🇦 (@KzoneKamo) May 16, 2021
🤣🤣🤣 it’s non-alcoholic chomi. U did nothing wrong😂😂
— Nomsindo Pina Kotoyi (@Pina_Sindo) May 16, 2021
In the history of things that never happened, this never happened the most🤷🏽♀️
— Valencia (@valezvee) May 16, 2021
Training them early I see… pic.twitter.com/c31M6HG4Tt
— K.K (@KhumaloKhulani) May 16, 2021
Did you gave her a bottle opener or uzovula nge desk? pic.twitter.com/GFgmL0t2DG
— Alatn_Ewkagam🇿🇦 (@Alatn_Ewkagam) May 16, 2021
UPDATE – FAKE POST!
After all that drama, it turns out the Twitter user’s story was a lie. The picture she shared was originally posted in 2020 by several social media users. It is unclear who took the original image.
— Mamajane Jr_SA (@MamajaneJr) November 6, 2020
My UNCLE Was out of Oros so HE improvised, 🙄 pic.twitter.com/gi0JyoBi1p
— KE SHARP (@danielmarven) November 6, 2020
Her story might be fake but it is a reminder for parents all over South Africa – don’t send your child to school with non-alcoholic cider!