South Africans react to Fikile Mbalula's criticism of local businessman

South Africans react to Fikile Mbalula's criticism of local businessman

- Minister Fikile Mbalula had something to say about businessman Lebo Gunguluza's seminars

- According to him, it's bull and he wasn't shy to share this opinion

- However, Mzansi wasn't happy to hear what Mbalula had to say, or how he said it

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Prominent South African businessman, Lebo Gunguluza, is hosting seminars aimed at teaching entrepreneurs how to become millionaires.

A tweet was posted about the seminar and Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, noticed.

To say he wasn't blown away with enthusiasm is putting it mildly. The minister shared his opinion loud and clear, and left social media users shocked at his language.

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Gunguluza is admired by many for his extensive business empire which includes mentoring young businessmen and investing in local start-ups. He's also featured on The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (where a lot of drama happens) and a judge on SABC2's The Game Plan.

The businessman wrote an open letter to Mbalula in response to his tweet - he was clearly upset.

Briefly.co.za noticed that tweeps shared their opinions on Mbalula's opinion, and they weren't happy with him.

@tangashivambu

"Please mind your language, you can state your opinion without using strong language, especially in platforms where you are addressed as a minister, please, we expect you to respect everyone."

@Shong1_KP

"So you can call people out on their incompetence..? Wow..!!! Please do the same in your government and parliament where it matters most..."

@SpheWaseMbo

"But he seems to have learned from the very best. Can you also show us one thing that your govt is doing successfully, except incompetence?"

@Lera15708799

"Then we wonder why unemployment is so high. Trash talking other kids hustle. If he is not holding a gun to anyone's head, keep scrolling down."

@davidmoloks

"When a minister uses words like B...S, How do accord him the respect that goes with his ministerial position?"

@BradWeener

"It's a wonder any businessman is successful with your ilk as ministers."

@rragomoditi

"Just watch your tongue Razzmatazz, please! You can still make a good point without such a language!"

Even EFF leader Julius Malema had to comment.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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