- eNCA's popular news segment As It Happens puts political figures in the anchor seat - sometimes with hilarious results
- It is possible that politicians fear coming on the show after Bantu Holomisa's fumbling went viral
- ANC's Fikile Mbalula has cancelled his appearance on the show after being admitted to hospital for exhaustion
South Africans that were looking forward to Fikile Mbalula's appearance on eNCA's show As It Happens were disappointed after the former Police Minister called in sick.
Mbalula was supposed to be the latest politician to play anchor on the now immensely popular news segment As It Happens, but had to cancel after a visit to his doctor.
Mbalula was admitted to hospital with exhaustion. He shared the news on social media:
Although everyone wishes the elections head a speedy recovery, people can't help but wonder if this exhaustion's timing isn't a little too convenient...
It would only be natural for Mbalula to be wary of going on camera after General Bantu Holomisa had such a 'fishy' moment on As It Happens. He did mention the 'fish', after all.
Briefly.co.za reported on the now iconic moment when Holomisa was like a fish out of water during his shot at hosting eNCA's #AsItHappens, and he has not lived it down.
Everyone has been making fun of the incident, including Julius Malema, who took to social media and shared a photo of a packet of Huletts sugar with Holomisa's struggling words on it- captioning the pic, "@BantuHolomisa my General, you see now".
Maybe Mbalula is scared of becoming a laughing stock himself. After Holomisa's mishap went international, it's understandable that politicians aren't very big fans of As It Happens.
Even the world famous rapper Snoop Dogg made fun of Holomisa's fumbling:
Here's what a few South Africans had to say about Mbalula's cancellation:
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