African Twitter relishes news of Bill Gates’s divorce

In no time, Africans began expressing their amusement through memes, GIFs and Microsoft parlance.

Bill and Melinda Gates.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have announced that they will be getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. Picture: @BillGates/Twitter

PRETORIA, May 4 (ANA) – The announcement by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, that they will be getting divorced after 27 years kicked off a a social media frenzy on Tuesday.

In no time, Africans began expressing their amusement through memes, GIFs and Microsoft parlance.

@JomiAdeniran

“Seeing Bill and Melinda Gates not Excel at their relationship has me like “Word?” I wish our Windows weren’t closed but you made it a PowerPoint to stay away. Here’s hoping your future has a better Outlook.”

@hlabanematt

“Bill Gates and Melinda Gates closed windows.’’

@Theopain

“Can’t believe Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are asking for privacy from us. Close the WINDOWS Bill.”

@T_Nangani

“Bill Gates marriage couldn’t Excell anymore.’’

@Hlonie_amon

“Bill gates needs a new windows.’’

@Mr_Twits

“Gate’s closes Windows on their marriage: According to Melinda Gates, Bill just didn’t Excel at his marriage. Apparently he had no Power Points in bed, and he always had to have the last Word. Turns out, the Outlook for his marriage was all Cloud based, as he wasn’t too LinkedIn.”

@chiefcebo_

“I have no WORDs to explain how Bill Gates failed to EXCEL in his marriage and decided to SHUT DOWN the hopes of those who were looking up to their marriage for courage.’’

@saduwa_kelvin

“WORD on the street says, Bill and Melinda’s marriage can’t EXCEL anymore. News PUBLISHERS are yet to know the likely cause but can’t OUTLOOK the POWERPOINT raised by Mrs Gates.

“Well, you can be rest AZURE we’ll stay on the matter incase any news comes out of the WINDOWS.’’

In a statement by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it was said the couple would remain co-chairs and trustees and that no changes to their roles or the organisation were planned.

The foundation has spent US$53.8 billion on a wide range of initiatives related to health care, poverty alleviation and education, according to its website.

According to Forbes, Bill Gates is the world’s fourth-richest person, with a net worth of US$130.5 billion.

The financial details of their divorce remain unclear.

– African News Agency (ANA); Editing by Yaron Blecher

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