- Fikile Mbalula was in stitches, laughing as he called Twitter to order over a tweet made by journalist, Ranjeni Munusamy
- The tweet was an image of Zuma and Ramaphosa and its caption sarcastically noted that David Mahlobo was missing from the photo
- Twitter responded, and edited Mahlobo into the image
ANC politician, Fikile Mbalula laughed as he called Twitter to order after journalist, Ranjeni Munusamy, shared a photo on Twitter showing a rather disgruntled looking former president, Jacob Zuma, and president Cyril Ramaphosa sitting beside each other.
Munusamy snarkily wrote that the only thing missing from the image was former Minister of Energy, David Mahlopo’s head between the chairs.
Mbalula, finding the tweet hilarious, shared it with his followers who wasted no time in ‘correcting’ the image, as per Munusamy’s direction. An edited image featuring Mahlopo’s head soon emerged, presumably providing Mbalula a little more amusement, learned Briefly.co.za.
While Twitter shared Mbalula’s opinion that the image was in fact hilarious, many users called the ANC politician himself to order, warning him to stop entertaining journalists like Munushamy who they believed contributed to the chaos within the party with their “useless articles”.
Mbalula’s behaviour was also described as ‘childish’ considering his position in South African politics.
Meanwhile, on Munusamy’s Twitter, once the laughter had subsided, users expressed concern about the former president’s miserable demeanour, while many noted that he is in the perfect position to reveal the rest of ANC’s dirty little secrets, speculating that the party will continue to keep him close by.
Many users also seized the opportunity to attack the acclaimed journalist for ‘conspiring’ against the president, claiming that journalists are just looking for stories, now that the controversial leader is back on the streets and no longer in office.
Although Twitter was enjoying a moment of humor and triviality, Twitter user, Roger Nelson, darkly commented that he hoped Mbalula’s head was decapitated; a good enough reason for it being missing in action.
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