- A recording of Fikile Mbalula reprimanding a taxi boss for branding his taxis with "Hands off Ace Magashule" stickers has been shared online
- In the clip, Mbalula can be heard telling the taxi boss that he is brewing trouble with his taxi branding
- South African have shared mixed reactions to the clip with many of them questioning why Mbalula was "intimidating" the man
A short recorded clip of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula jumping down a taxi boss's throat for branding his taxis with "Hands off Ace Magashule" stickers has been shared online. In the recording, Mbalula can be heard telling the man that he is creating trouble for himself with the taxi branding.
"I don't know what I've done to you. I don't remember doing something wrong," the taxi boss can be heard telling Mbalula in the clip.
South Africans were soon in the comment section of the clip criticising Mbalula for what they called intimidating the taxi boss. Many of them even called on the taxi boss to open a case of intimidation.
Read a few of their comments below:
"Ku lweriwa yini hiku timhaka ta kona ati khoma ni (What a wonderful way to screw people over)."
"Lol this is the first time I hear this, it seems like members are under siege."
"Fikile is easily provoked and loves to intimidate and choose insults rather than engagement!"
"Wait is that Mbaks? Lol someone please open a case of intimidation so that he can also step aside."
Briefly News also reported Ace Magashule is getting a lot of hate online from social media users as #RemoveAceMagashule trends on Twitter. Tweeps took the opportunity to share their opinions on Ace and what they think his fate should be using the hashtag.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule are reported to be at odds with each other over the recent vote by the ANC's recent vote to launch an inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkwebane's fitness to hold office.
The ANC NEC meeting last weekend does not have Mkwebane on the agenda but it believes that the tensions the vote created would dominate discussions. Twitter users shared many reactions to it.
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