- Minister of Transport Mbalula Fikile thought he could throw shade at Herman Mashaba
- Instead, Mbalula got dragged online and given a history lesson on the Group Areas Act and the Pass Laws
- South Africans were not pleased with Mbalula's swipe at Mashaba and how the ANC is running the country
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Minister of Transport Mbalula Fikile attempted to throw shade at Herman Mashaba over a post he made on Twitter.
Mashaba revealed that he used to be a travelling salesman and had to avoid the police. His point was that he travelled through all of South Africa's cities and how they could compete with any in the world. However, now he feels that 26 years into democracy the cities have turned into slums.
"I used to be a travelling salesman th.roughout the country in the 80's and 90's, ducking and diving to avoid the apartheid police. Our cities could compete with any city or town anywhere in the world. 26 years into cemocracy, the Comrades have literally turned them into slums"
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Mbalula took exception to this and queried Mashaba's post:
"Duck and diving? in the 80s for being a salesman? It doesn't add up."
This resulted in Twitter taking Mr Fix to school:
"Growing up in Ciskei under Sebe and Gqozo obscured my political lenses. I find it hard to independently assess our political situation and identify who are our heroes and enemies. @MbalulaFikile believe him. Selling "black like me" perm products in the 80s and 90s was an offence."
"Is Minister Fixit denying the existence of Pass Laws and the Group Areas Act? An apartheid apologist now for the sake of politicking. #voetsekANC"
"What doesn't add is you @MYANC busy ducking and diving the people of South Africa while you busy loot left and right. Thula Moya phansi sihamba no @HermanMashaba"
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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Herman Mashaba has called for all corruption allegations, irrespective of the severity of the claims, to be thoroughly probed. The former Johannesburg mayor claims that the ANC has insulted South Africa citizens after the party cleared Mayor Geoff Makhubo of any illegal activity.
Commenting on the matter, the former Democratic Alliance politician made it clear that he isn't satisfied over the outcome:
"I think Geoff and Parks Tau have a lot to answer to but fortunately enough, I can assure South Africans that for as long as I am alive and other South Africans working with me are alive, this matter will go for public prosecution."
In other news, Mmusi Maimane has no chill. The former DA leader took a swipe at the ANC after Fikile Mbalula lauded the ruling party for making progress in SA.
#ANCFriday trended on Twitter and the minister of transport made a series of tweets in honour of his party.
In one of the posts, Mbalula said the ANC has come a long way over the past years. He wrote:
"We have come a long way, but the road ahead is long and challengin If we are to succeed, we must redouble our efforts and not rest on our laurels. #ANCFriday."
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