- Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has called for Carl Niehaus to be disciplined
- He said that the MKMVA spokesperson was out of order for hosting a radical economic transformation ANC function
- Twitter users commented on the post and wanted to know what Carl Niehaus needs to be disciplined for and how he was out of order
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula took to Twitter to call MKMVA spokesperson Carl Niehaus out. He accused Niehaus of being out of order after Niehaus shared a post of an ANC function that featured the radical economic transformation policy (RET).
It is not clear if Mbalula is talking about the RET function or if it has anything to do with Niehaus's support of the suspended secretary-general of the ANC Ace Magashule.
"You are out of order Carl for a very long time this must be stopped you need to be disciplined."
Twitter users commented on Mbalula's tweet seeking clarification on what he is actually talking about:
"So they have given u a new portfolio of intimidating your fellow comrades!"
"Please explain Mbaks so we understand why needs to be disciplined."
"For what? Are you trying to take away his democratic right?"
Mbalula also commented on another one of Niehaus's posts leading tweeps to ask if he is living on his timeline.
"Carl is giving you sleepless nights Mr Minister you live on his timeline."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Carl Niehaus has served transport minister Fikile Mbalula with an R8 million defamation lawsuit. The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson claims that Mbalula's 'thug' post damaged his reputation.
The Twitter post dates back a couple of months when Mbalula went online to allegedly attack Niehaus and MKMVA president Kebby Maphatsoe. Mbalula called them criminals according to Times Live.
Niehaus accuses Mbalula of telling the whole country that he is corrupt. Niehaus said that the message of the tweet was amplified when Newzroom Afrika posted a story about it.
In other news, Minister Fikile Mbalula recently told Parliament that he was working on fixing the Passenger Rail Agency of SA. According to Fikile he is already working on some "ambitious" projects to help the agency get back on its feet.
Mbalula also said that all those involved in crippling the ailing agency would be brought to justice after the agency received a disclaimed audit opinion for two years in a row from the Auditor General, who remarked that the agency had unreliable financial statements and a lack of financial discipline.
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