- Fikile Mbulula shared a picture of himself with a new ANC member on Twitter
- Social media users suggested that Fikile was only sharing the image because the new member was white
- Twitter users dismissed his post as an attempt too gain favour from South Africans
Following in the footsteps of Gwede Mantashe, who earlier tried to win South Africa's favour with his new friend, ANC politician Fikile Mbulula shared a photo of him with a new ANC member. This time Fikile tried to impress South Africans by having a white ANC member, but Mzansi was not buying into his game.
Mbaweezy introduced the new member, Heinrich Ninaber, donning a white ANC dashiki rather than a yellow t-shirt and welcomed him aboard the ANC. South Africans questioned why Fikile was introducing this particular member to social media and whether he was the only person to join the party this week, Briefly.co.za learned.
Unable to deal with another Fikile-fail, a Twitter user expressed exasperation that even after all this time, Mbaweezy still hadn’t figured out how to use the platform to his advantage, insisting on consistently shooting himself in the foot.
Twitter users joked that new members were signing up so they could fast-track their way into receiving tenders and questioned whether the new recruit was also a businessman.
Perhaps the PR stunt was poorly timed on Fikile’s behalf and he should have held off until the chatter around the BOSASA controversy had died down a little, because many Twitter users jokingly questioned how the young man was related to Gavin Watson.
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Others pointed out that Heinrich may have been accompanied by Fikile while signing up as a member, but that he’ll be alone when it comes down to actually voting on election day.
In response to users questioning why he was at the National Executive Committee meeting so soon after joining, Heinrich tweeted that he had joined the party months ago and was still waiting on his membership card.
Heinrich was the Junior Deputy Mayor of the Junior City Council of Pretoria.
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