- Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula went on a tweeting spree yesterday regarding the US presidential elections
- Mbalula initially tweeted that Donald Trump would win, then went back to tweet that Trump had lost
- Mbalula has since deleted a majority of his tweets about Trump losing
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula has been very vocal about the US presidential elections on his Twitter account. Yesterday morning, Mbalula confidently tweeted: "Trump will win the elections in the USA."
He then made a quick U-turn late last night. In a string of tweets, he said "Trump lost," followed by, "I thought he is gonna win but he lost," and most recently "New dawn in America." The minister has since deleted the majority of his tweets.
Many South Africans were unimpressed with his tweets. Some shared a specific trending video of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden talking about apartheid, saying in the captions that Mbalula should be supporting Biden.
Take a look at his tweets below:
Take a look at his deleted tweets below:
His most recent tweet with regards to the US presidential elections read:
Take a look at some of the responses to the minister's tweets below:
"New dawn is full of empty promises, liars, looters. New dawn that is failing millions of government employees."
"Please don't use the word"New Dawn" because it's a curse in South Africa. Things became too complicated after that word was used in Parliament..."
Briefly.co.za recently reported on Mbalula after he clapped back at a tweet by Herman Mashaba. The former mayor of Johannesburg shared a tweet which slyly judged the ruling party. Mashaba shared images of Khaylitsha, with part of his tweet reading: "If this is 'good governance', we don't have an understanding of what 'good' actually means."
It wasn't long before Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula saw Mashaba's tweet and hit back at him. Mbalula said:
"Mention the party name sir, don't generalise. Who is governing the W Cape? Your party Democratic Alliance."
Many South African tweeps were not very impressed with Mbalula's response and shared their thoughts about him and the ANC in the replies section.
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