- Fikile Mbalula has called out people in South Africa who abuse alcohol
- The minister of transport posted a warning message on his Twitter account
- Mbaweezy told Saffas not to make themselves drunkards by lining up outside bottle stores
Fikile Mbalula took to social media to share a cheeky good morning message. The charismatic minister of transport told South Africans to drink responsibly now that alcohol sales are allowed again.
His tweet read:
"Utywala abupheli, don't make yourselves drunkards and queue for alcohol as if buzauphela. Drink responsibly. Good morning twittermantarians."
His post quickly gathered thousands of reactions and a video clip surfaced, showing Mbalula speaking about alcohol abuse in South Africa.
In the video, which is a snippet of an interview Mbalula did with SABC News, he says:
"We are known that we are a nation of alcohol abusers."
He then adds:
"We don’t eat it, we devour it."
South Africans reacted to the clip and Mbalula's 'good morning' post.
Twitter user, @metooooz7, commented:
"In case government change their mind about alcohol sale. We will queue up minister."
Mbalula's tweet comes as thousands of South Africans across the country queued outside liquor stores on Monday morning.
Some were even rumoured to have camped there since the early morning hours and it shocked social media users.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Twitter was flooded with images and videos of people standing in long lines as they wait to enter bottle stores across Mzansi.
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