Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, gave social media users a reason to laugh as comparisons were drawn between himself and a popular movie character.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, was seen beaming from ear to ear following the announcement of President Ramaphosa’s Cabinet.
Ramaphosa implemented some refreshing changes with a number of young and female faces appearing by his side.
However, Mantashe made the cut and his smile was pictured alongside a popular movie character in a hilarious social media post.
Twitter user, @Ntsiki_TheGuy, shared a tweet with the caption: “Gwede says from now on he shall be addressed as Mr Miyagi. He asked me to pass the message.”
The tongue-in-cheek post then included a collage of Mantashe and Mr Miyagi, the character from the Karate Kid movie franchise.
Mantashe is a lover of the goatee and this makes him a dead ringer for the elderly karate master.
Briefly.co.za noted that tweeps were in agreement as the post went viral.
The resemblance was so striking that family ties were questioned.
Perhaps Mantashe will channel Miyagi’s energy and drop-kick corruption out of South African politics.
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