ANC Chairperson Gwede Mantashe recently joked that if people keep sharing an infamous photo of him dressed in an oversized suit, the ANC would lose the 2019 elections.
Mantashe made the joke in a video shared on Twitter by Fikile Mbalula, ANC's head of elections. watch it below.
To his credit, Mantashe's sartorial sense has improved significantly from that moment of indiscretion.
Recent pictures, such as the one below, show him dressed in suits that fit him much better.
However, Twitter users did not heed his call to stop tweeting or sharing that hilarious image.
They promptly replied to Mbalula's video with the photo of Mantashe clad in a jacket that covered his hands and trousers that covered his shoes.
Others proceeded to poke even more fun at Mantashe. Briefly.co.za compiles some of their hilarious tweets below.
Well, perhaps someone should advise Uncle Gwede to let sleeping dogs lie!
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