- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula allegedly posted a controversial message on Twitter suggesting that South Africans need "courage" for 2021
- His alleged Tweet showed an unusually well-endowed ram to send his message of "courage" home
- Social media users reacted with surprise, shock and dismay at his post and they had a few suggestions for the minister
In a now-deleted tweet, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula took to the social media platform to suggest that Mzansi needed "courage" for 2021.
He posted a pic of an unusually well-endowed ram to send the message home and maybe fortunately for Mzansi screenshots were taken before the tweet was deleted.
Twitter user @TheeRealSibo shared a screenshot of the tweet and confirmed that the minister had deleted it, if he had ever posted it at all.
The tweet was captioned with:
"Not my hand writing."
Social media users reacted to the unusual post in the usual manner, which for non-South Africans might seem unusual.
"Mbalula must be useful for a change and leak out if #cyril is planing to close i-alcohol. So we stock up. We can't get drunk on R800 Smirnoff on New Year's again."
"Why did Mbalula tweet that???"
"Nobody hates being reminded about his job as a senior government official like Fikile Mbalula."
"Mbalula o hlolwa ke cellphone. Grown-ass man posting nonsense."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi was outraged after a clip of young people partying on a highway, openly disregarding lockdown restrictions, went viral.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula caught wind of the situation and has now vowed to take action.
The politician says that the incident, which took place on the Mabopane highway, was appalling and has promised that those involved will be traced and taken on over their transgressions.
In other news, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has responded to claims that he was so heavily involved in road safety campaigns for the social media clout.
Mbalula has slammed the suggestion, adamant that his department has engaged with numerous motorists on the vital topic of safety during the festive season.
The campaign was only recently launched as a measure to help limit road accidents which could put hospitals under additional strain during the pandemic.
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