- Flo Letoaba interviewed John Steenhuisen and things got heated really quickly
- Letoaba repeatedly asked Steenhuisen who the South Africans are that he talked to about the lockdown
- Steenhuisen took a jab at her and she chuckled before ending the interview
John Steenhuisen trended online on Thursday and one of the reasons was his interview with Flo Letoaba.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will be heading to court to challenge the government's lockdown regulations.
The DA leader claimed South Africans are fed up with being left in the dark and about the lockdown.
Letoaba asked Steenhuisen who the South Africans are that he was referring to, to which he replied by asking if she wanted a list the names of all the people he spoke to.
The witty interviewers said she would actually like that and tensions grew. At one point, Steenhuisen and Letoaba attempted to speak over each other before he threw a jab.
The DA leader said:
"But I am very glad the president has you in his corner because, uhm, he's obviously been speaking to you."
Letoaba responded to the statement with a chuckle before cutting the interview short.
"Alright, I am not going to get a rational conversation here but thank you very much for giving us your time."
Steenhuisen tried to say something again but Letoaba ignored him, talking over the DA leader.
A video of the interview was shared on Twitter by social media user @MzweshNgwenya, who captioned it:
"I knew this conversation would go pear-shaped at some point, it certainly did when @Flo_Letoaba asked which South Africans."
Take a look at the post below:
If one goes by the comments, Steenhuisen does not appear to be a fan favourite on Twitter. Tweeps dragged the DA leader and applauded Letoaba for her patience.
Tumi Sole said:
"Yeses! Kante what’s wrong with John?"
He then praised the interviewer for staying calm:
Other tweeps echoed Sole's sentiments:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Steenhuisen is expected to announce the DA's plan to levy legal action against the state over the continued lockdown on Thursday.
The party had called for the lockdown to be ended in a hurry and this opinion was reiterated after President Cyril Ramaphosa's address on Wednesday evening.
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