The French entrepreneur, of Senegalese and Mauritanian origin, had a long moment of discomfort following her comment on her twitter page on March 5, 2021, when the leader of Pastef Ousmane Sonko had an appointment with the dean of judges. An appointment that crystallized all the attention of the Senegalese people. The deputy is accused of rape by Adji Sarr, a masseuse. A charge that he describes as a political conspiracy on the part of the power of Macky Sall, the Senegalese president. Since his arrest, Senegal has been the target of numerous demonstrations and even a popular uprising. The entrepreneur wanted to react to this situation.
Hapsatou Sy publishes a commentary that denounces the unrest and the scenes of looting that accompany the demonstrations: “Senegal, the country of Teranga, with its essential values of solidarity, sharing and peace, does not let the sowers of trouble take the upper hand over power and your nobility.It is the future of our children that is at stake.The return to reason is indispensable and urgent”. A post that received a shower of replies from Senegalese who were very angry by his unexpected reaction.
Another comment by Hapsatou Sy also set the scene: “The media must remain free, but I believe that Macky Sall is not a dictator. On the other hand, those who try to destabilize democracy do…” she adds, before responding to her critics on social networks. Unable to stand up to the fury of her abusers, the entrepreneur deactivated her account. An account that has been its work tool for many years.
As a reminder, Ousmane Sonko, who has been an MP since 2017, represents for his activists and especially for the Senegalese youth the hope of a profound change. The politician based his political ideology on radical opposition to what he calls all-encompassing on a central term “Changing the system”.