- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula went on a rant against MK veterans and some of the other ANC politicians
- However, he deleted the posts shortly afterwards but not before social media users took screenshots
- Julius Malema shared an image of one of the tweets and he called out Mbaks on deleting it
Fikile Mbalula spit fire on Twitter on Monday, calling MK veterans 'thugs' and slamming the likes of Jacob Zuma and Ace Magashule.
However, most of the posts have since been deleted but tweeps managed to screenshot the tweets before Mbaweezy got the chance of ridding his timeline of them.
One of the screenshots, which shows a post where Mbalula claims he's not afraid of uBaba and Ace Magahsule, was shared by Julius Malema.
Juju called out Mbalula on the post and asked him why he can't find it online.
"I can't find this tweet my man @MbalulaFikile, or Twitter deleted it?"
Take a look at the post below:
South Africans laughed out loud over Juju's post and many gave their own explanations to why Mbaks decided to delete his posts.
Daniel Marven commented:
"Mbaks doesn't have the guts..."
Another tweep, @Xolani_khabazel, added:
"If you post 'I'm not afraid' and you delete well that means you are indeed afraid."
Social media user, @promatic23, wrote:
"Fikile issa coward."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Carl Niehaus responded by telling Mbalula that his comments were disrespectful in light of the struggle many veterans had endured:
"Minister Mbalula the day you are an ANC veteran of 42 years, who served 10 years as a political prisoner for my membership of the ANC and MK you can dare to talk to me in this tone. You’re not worthy to walk in the old shoes of those MK cadres that you insulted."
When it became apparent that Mbalula remained unconcerned by his disapproval, Niehaus called for an apology and retracted:
"As a member of the NEC of MKMVA, and National Spokesperson of MKMVA I will be negligent in my duties to let this appalling tweet by you, Minister Mbalula, go unchallenged. You must retract and apologise!"
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