Bonang slams Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
In recent years, Bonang Matheba, a well-known award-winning host and media personality from Mzansi, has evolved into more of a businesswoman than a media personality. As a result, it appears that she is becoming less and less interested in cultivating relationships with political leaders and the main opposition party to score political giveaways during election season.
While we will never forget that Queen B* participated in the campaign to inaugurate Cyril Ramaphosa as president. The queen, one of only two certified celebrities in South Africa, has attempted to use her position to expose ministers who do not perform their duties but are always willing to grab attention. It was Nathi Mthethwa at first, but it now appears to be Fikile Mbalula.
Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture, must be the only person who is aware of Bonang Matheba’s Twitter wrath. Mthethwa has been using Twitter for years to congratulate athletes and artists on major accomplishments and to convey condolences to the families and loved ones of those who had lost media or sports figures.
However, he received all blue ticks for performing his duties. But he managed to waste his budget on extraneous costs, which made South Ah wonder, “Why Minister, why?” However, Matheba soon made it difficult for Mthethwa to tweet from his camp since she was willing to give him what for whenever he tweeted.
Like in every other tweet, Matheba advised Mthethwa to give up since he was useless. She now has Fikile Mbalula, the minister of public transport, in her sights.
Since hearing of the horrific deaths of over 19 children at the hands of a reckless truck driver who was overtaking the wrong lane at great speed, South Africans have been in disbelief. This occurred at Pongola on the N2, a national road that many locals frequently complained to the minister about since it lacked traffic lights or JMPD patrols, and truck drivers were given unrestricted licenses to drive dangerously.
“No child must be in a car without a safety belt. @MbalulaFikile must introduce stricter national regulations around the transportation of school kids on the back of open bakkies. What happened in Pongola could have been avoided.” NJ Ncube tweeted
Therefore, when this tragedy took place, the public asked, “Where is Mbalula?”
“Road Safety continues to be a priority for our government: law enforcement at all spheres of government coordinates plans to prevent road crashes like these.” FIKILE MBALULA tweeted
On Sunday, September 18, 2022, Mbalula tweeted to let us know that he was having a nice morning as he had just arrived in Doha, Qatar.
When she said that the post was tone deaf on many levels, Matheba quickly responded to his tweet and echoed the opinions of many. Particularly given that Mbalula, except from the incidental tweet, didn’t seem to give the Pongola tragedy much thought. a fact that many believed to be representative of ANC ministers’ brand.
Mbalula, like Mthethwa, must have soon realized the influence Queen B* possesses because his subsequent tweet contained yet another official denial of the tragedy.
“We learnt with great shock of the horrific accident which claimed 21 lives in UPhongolo We welcome the arrest of the truck driver by Law-enforcement and await reports on further investigations. [Updated statement following an unedited one erroneously issued yesterday.” He wrote
However, it simply served to emphasize how Mbalula continues to be a helicopter minister because he had the option of moving his trip to help the family. But who would voluntarily choose to remain in South Ah when we endure stages 6, 8, or 10 of load shedding?