NDZ & Sisulu vs Mbalula Over Tweets

Written by on 15 March, 2021

By: Mfundo Mabaso

ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) member, Fikile Mbalula, has admitted wrongdoing in the recent utterances made against fellow party member, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

This follows Mbalula’s tweet, attacking Dlamini Zuma, insinuating that she had vied for the party’s job at the behest of her former husband, ex-president Jacob Zuma, who had wanted to create a family dynasty in the ANC.

This was after ANC NEC member, Lindiwe Sisulu had posted a picture of all the ANC 2019 presidential candidates, reminiscing about this moment.

Dlamini- Zuma has since written a letter to the party’s Secretary General (SG), Ace Magashule, saying Mbalula’s disparaging statements was a reflection of patriarchy and misogyny.

Speaking to eNCA, Mbalula elaborates,

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Furthermore, Sisulu has also written a letter to the SG requesting intervention “in the unfortunate social media activities ” of Mbalula.

“I  therefore wish to formally place on record my complaint over comrade Fikile Mbalula’s tweet wherein he responded to a tweet trail I published on 8 March 2021. In responding to a person who commented on my tweet, the impression is created that he is also responding to my tweet and calling me a criminal,” writes Sisulu.

Meanwhile in his response to this letter, Mbalula says the comments that Sisulu mistook to be of reference to her were a response to an individual, @Cuzini, who called him a political prostitute.

He adds that his reference to “criminals” was also a response to @Cuzini’s tweet.

“It is therefore my considered view that I owe you no apology as the basis of your complaint is based on opportunistic reading of my tweet and the comments on my timeline,” writes Mbalula.

Mbalula has been in the spotlight for his controversial tweets as he also recently tweeted, “Mkhwebana (Public Protector) is a hired gun, not the public protector”.

 

 


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