- Fikile Mbalula recently asked for answers after an ANC member went online with claims that another ANC member was intimidating him
- Mbalula demanded to know who was behind the intimidation, taking to the comment section to pose the question
- Many locals had raised eyebrows at both the accusation and Mbalula's response, taking to the comment section to share their thoughts
A young ANC member, Jacques Cupido, recently took to Twitter with claims that he was being intimidated by another ANC official who has taken issue with his tweeting habits. In the tweet, Cupido reveals that he received an SMS warning him to "watch what you tweet".
He was also warned that he may have deployment issues should he not take heed of the SMS from the unmentioned ANC member who issued the threats to him in the mysterious SMS.
"So this comrade, a senior ANC leader, send [sic] me SMS saying I must watch what I tweet otherwise deployment might be a problem. As if I joined @MYANC to be deployed. Like the comrades used to say ,"It's tough." Let me submarine, like the young comrades use to say these days after input," he wrote.
Not long thereafter Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula was in the comment section demanding who was behind the intimidation. "Who is that," wrote Mbalula, replying to Cupido.
Mzansi had this to say about the series of tweets:
"But Cde Mbaks if you read carefully what Jacques writes there's an element of anti-ANC, a member of the ANC who had undertaken the oath after reading and understood the declaration cannot just go to Twitter and make these allegations."
"It's normal practice in your party why do you act surprised?"
"And what is he (Mbalula) going to do about it?"
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Twitter is becoming increasingly entertaining and ever so serious. While we used to be entertained by selfies and gym pics, we now get the pleasure of watching our very own politicians go head-to-head. The latest is Mmusi Maimane and Minister Fikile Mbalula.
The two recently had a showdown on Twitter after Maimane announce OSA's next step in South Africa's political sphere. It all started when one tweep asked Maimane who was funding OSA. Soon Mbaks chipped in and said that he too would like to know, to which Maimane responded:
"Ask that question to @CyrilRamaphosa and other members of your own party. The ANC is funded through the proceeding of tenderpreneurs and looted funds. People are still waiting for you to respond to my last tweet. Is this an inter-party tag team?"
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