- A man, Zikode Thokozani, left South Africans speechless when he asked Mbhazima Shilowa an insensitive question
- Shilowa was talking about something entirely different on Twitter when Thokozani hit him with the question
- The social media user asked the politician about the alleged affair between his wife and former president Thabo Mbeki
Some people have no filter and they just say what comes to their minds. A tweep, Zikode Thokozani, matter-of-factly asked Mbhazima Shilowa if his wife had an affair with Thabo Mbeki.
Shilowa was minding his own business, talking about the names of the donors of the crowd-funding for the PP, when Thokozani hit him with the hard question.
His question read:
"Is there truth to the rumours that Thabo Mbeki once had a 'night of passion' with your wife? Just asking."
In 2001, News24 reported that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had broken her silence. The article claimed the late mother of the nation said Mbeki accused her of spreading rumours that he and Shilowa's wife, Wendy Luhabe, were having an affair.
Shilowa's office allegedly confirmed at the time that Mbeki called him in to assure him that the rumours were not true.
Nothing came of the rumours and Mzansi forgot all about it - until Thokozani on Wednesday.
Social media users were left shocked by his question and some even found it amusing. Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the reactions.
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