Minister Gwede Mantashe Completes His Master's Degree, Mzansi Has Mixed Reactions

Minister Gwede Mantashe Completes His Master's Degree, Mzansi Has Mixed Reactions

- Minister Gwede Mantashe has taken to social media to flaunt his newly-acquired Master's degree in Business Administration

- The politician has also expressed his concerns about the state of education in SA, encouraging the youth to keep pursuing their studies

- While some social media users had nothing but congratulatory messages for Mantashe, some users are questioning the validity of the qualification

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Minister Gwede Mantashe is definitely flexing on his time-line, showing off his newly acquired Master's degree in Administration from MANCOSA.

Minister Gwede Mantashe Completes His Masters Degree, Mzansi Has Mixed Reactions
Minister Mantashe has bagged his Master's degree in Business Administration. Image: Getty
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Mantashe encourages Mzansi's youth

The educated politician has gone on to encourage the youth of Mzansi to actively pursue their own academic pursuits, highlighting the importance of education in his educational post.

"Studying for an MBA requires a lot of discipline, hard work and ability to stick to time. However, when you achieve your MBA, you don't feel the length of the journey," he captioned the motivational post.

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"It takes courage and it is an important qualification. I encourage young people to study" he added.

Social media reactions

While some social media users had nothing but well wishes for the studious Mantashe, other were a little suspicious and questioned the validity of the qualification.

Check out some of the mixed reactions below:

@ThuliMadonsela3 had some well-wishes:

"Congratulations Minister on your MBA attainment. That’s leadership by example regarding the transformative potency of education."

@GardeeGodrich said:

"Age is a number... It is never too late. Congratulations Chair. Congratulations SG!"

@mabealebo1 shadily wrote:

"Not stolen? ANC people steal everything these days."

@ingagubeka had this to say:

"Did your PA do your assignments?"

@Jamnandasgodan said:

"A thug bought his qualification. Not an MBA graduate in my book."

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More on Gwede Mantashe

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In some more news about the ANC Chairperson, Briefly News previously reported that Gwede Mantashe said that calls for Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize to step aside during the Special Investigation Unit's (SIU) probe were an 'occupational hazard'.

Mantashe stated that those who are making the calls should allow the SIU to complete its investigation into the allegations. Mantashe added that when the truth comes out, action needs to be taken.

The Chairperson had been speaking during a remote online lecture which was hosted by the ruling party in the Eastern Cape on the evening of Thursday, 27 May.

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According to EWN, there has been an influx of calls for Mkhize to step aside due to the multi-million-rand contract awarded to Digital Vibes - a business that is allegedly linked to associates of Mkhize.

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JacarandaFM reported that the Democratic Alliance (DA) is also calling for Mkhize to step aside. A report stated that Mantashe spoke about listening to John Steenhuisen's words.

He said that if one had to listen to Steenhuisen every time he called for someone's axing, there'd be no one left.

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