- Fikile Mbalula recently told citizens that Eskom's problems were being addressed and that he understood people's frustration with the ANC
- Many users on social media, however, reacted to his comments with disappointment
- Scores of people expressed feelings of dissatisfaction and frustration with the ANC
Briefly.co.za recently shared a story regarding Fikile Mbalula's comment that the ANC had the Eskom energy crisis under control - despite the recent return of stage 4 load-shedding.
Mbalula also said that he understood that many people were unhappy with the ANC. But his comments drew strong responses on social media.
Here's what Mzansi had to say about it.
Many South Africans on Facebook expressed deep disappointment with the ANC. For example, one user, Siphiwe Mabika, wrote, " I regret the day I put X on ANC."
"If our infrastructure was up-to-date like promised in 2008 we would not have this problem. So by the way, what did you do with all the money accumulated in your high electricity bills? PIP. Put in pocket," said Karen Dewar.
Expressing a similar view, Mbongiseni Benedict wrote, "To think that ANC crooks will change is like thinking that a donkey will fly one day."
Others fired shots at Mbalula, in particular, with one user posting, "Mbalula's mind still captured by the Guptas."
"I regret the comment made by razzmatazz," wrote Mike Lazarus. "He needs to come up with a better explanation and give the voter's a valid reason for the cause of the load-shedding."
All-in-all, the comments revealed deep frustration with the ANC and Eskom. It remains to be seen, however, if these feelings will make themselves known on 8 May.
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