IFP Spokesperson Celebrates 37th Birthday, SA Wishes Him Well

IFP Spokesperson Celebrates 37th Birthday, SA Wishes Him Well

  • Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa celebrated his 37th birthday with well wishes from South Africans nationwide
  • Social media was abuzz with messages, including warm greetings from political peers and community members
  • Some birthday messages also carried political undertones, highlighting Hlengwa's role and expectations

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IFP spokesperson celebrates 37th birthday, SA wishes him well
IFP spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa marked his 37th birthday on 12 June 2024, receiving well wishes from South Africans across the country. Images: Sydney Seshibedi and @MkhulekoHlengwa.
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Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) spokesperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa celebrated his 37th birthday today, receiving well wishes from South Africans nationwide.

The young politician, known for his passionate advocacy and vibrant presence, was celebrated widely on social media.

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See the post on X below:

South Africans sent their well wishes

Mzansi sent their well wishes and celebrated Hlengwa.

@ZileVanDamme reflected on the camaraderie among political peers and tweeted:

"Happy Birthday mpintshi! Here’s to many more. "

@JamieMighti echoed these sentiments with a simple but heartfelt message:

"Happy birthday to you. Wishing you many more."

@SipheLDlamini couldn't help but bring back childhood memories:

"Insizwa used to be our Prefect in High School (we called them ECLs)... He was a grade ahead of me and took his job as an ECL very seriously. A principled learner too."

@Nordien Mohamed, an active community member, extended his congratulations, wishing Hlengwa:

"Many more happy and prosperous years."

The birthday cheer also carried a mix of political undercurrents.

@StHonorable, another user, added a pointed reminder in his birthday greeting:

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"Happy birthday, Sir. Don't forget the mandate of sidelining the MK Party from all coalition talks, provincial and national. We don't want them near state coffers."

@Khanya Ntanzi also took the opportunity to highlight Hlengwa's political role, saying:

"Happy birthday, Mkhuleko. Please continue fighting for black people."

Minister of Police Bheki Cele celebrates birthday, reactions mixed

Briefly News previously reported that Minister of Police Bheki Cele turned 72 on 22 April 2023 and the African National Congress wished him well.

The ruling party posted on X and celebrated his birthday, but many were not in as festive a mood as the ANC. Netizens roasted him and launched scathing criticism against him and his competency in doing his job.

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