Photo of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's "Tracksuit" Has Mzansi Cracking Jokes: "Devil Wears Prasa"

Photo of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's "Tracksuit" Has Mzansi Cracking Jokes: "Devil Wears Prasa"

  • An image of South Africa’s Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula pictured with a woman sporting odd outfits has gone viral
  • Mbalula is photographed wearing a white suit with a pattern that appears to look similar to a train track
  • Netizens couldn’t help but poke fun at the image as they compared the minister’s suit to Mzansi’s railway service

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A now-viral photo of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula wearing a rather questionable suit has been doing the rounds online, resulting in netizens cracking jokes for days.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula
A photo of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula sporting an odd-looking outfit had peeps cracking train track jokes. Image: DAVID HARRISON/AFP via Getty Images
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The image was posted on Twitter by user @Patricia_Bantom showing Mbalula standing next to a woman, wearing a white suit with a pattern that appears to look similar to a train track.

“If you are wondering what happened to our railway, Mbalula made outfit out of it,” the tweet caption reads.

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While it is not clear whether the image in question is real or altered that did not stop Mzansi peeps from having a field day with the post as they responded with witty comments and punchlines to the minister’s outfit.

@Yandi_4 reacted:

“Hideous suit this one SG.”

@Nyanomtu commented:

“This can’t be real.”

@BrandonRennie8 wrote:

“The devil wears Prasa?”

@ZithaThwala wrote:

“I wonder who got the tender to design the suit, I hope procurement processes were followed.”

@SpheleleMnikat1 said:

“Kujabula labantu abasemaceleni enibhubhudla nabo imali yegazi eyafelwa abazali bethu belwela lelizwe bengakazi ukuthi kunama celebrities alicuthele lawa eniwuwona.”

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The buses have been under siege in the province, with over 150 shootings, stoning and the murder of a bus driver. According to The Citizen, Judge John Smith said the court judgment regarding the minister’s application for leave to appeal is early next year.

Earlier, the judge said Mbalula and former provincial Transport MEC Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe had consistently failed to respond to various requests for intervention from Intercape.

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