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Fikile Mbalula doesn’t have much of a memory does he?

TimesLIVE reports that Fikile Mbalula has proclaimed the DA to be fascists.

According to the report Mbalula says that the DA’s coalitions in various towns are collapsing because of the way the party is ‘imposing white supremacy’.

He further claimed that Mmusi Maimane is not in fact the one in charge of the DA, but it was rather James Selfe operating from the shadows.

Mbalula stated that the only sustainable solution for the various municipalities was to hold fresh elections, and that it was only a matter of time before Herman Mashaba’s head landed on the chopping block following how the EFF turned on Athol Trollip in Nelson Mandela Bay, and then announced that Solly Msimanga in Tshwane was next.

Mbalula also praised the EFF, stating that they are “the real deal” and that “they are leaders because they believe in what they believe in‚ even if it’s a pipe dream”.

According to EWN Julius Malema has stated that Mashaba’s seat is safe due to his style of governance.

My Take

Funny thing, I remember Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF stating in Parliament that Fikile Mbalula was told of his appointment to the ministry of sports – by the Guptas.

Mbalula denied the claims, but the allegations have dogged him for years.

Malema made a similar claim in 2017, when he said that Mbalula cried when the Guptas called on him to become minister of police.

These allegations have hurt Mbalula’s standing. For example The Citizen reported that then minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom called for Mbalula to stop down as minister of police over his alleged ties to the Gupta family.

It is funny how politics works. One second you’ve gotten your back perforated by the leader of the EFF, and the next you’re talking up coalitions with that party as they betray your opposition.

But hey, if you want to lie with snakes…

  • Picture of Fikile Mbalula courtesy of GCIS via Flickr.
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