It’s the battle of the political provocateurs. In the red corner is Julius Malema and in the green corner, Fikile Mbalula.
In today’s edition of post-election pettiness; the Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the African National Congress’ (ANC) head of elections traded some light-hearted jabs on social media. Malema, who has been unusually quiet, landed the first blow against Mbalula, who, let us not forget, was once ordained as the ‘Minister of Twitter’.
While relatively innocuous, the exchange, in light of recent political events, clearly hit a nerve – particularly with Mbalula.
Following a special ANC National Executive meeting (NEC) on Monday, the ruling party released an incomplete provincial premier list. In addition to a particularly dismal electoral outing, the ANC has been gripped by disunity and an overbearing sense of confusion – exemplified by troubles in the North West province. Who can forget former premier and all-star trouble starter, Supra Mahumapelo?