Twitterville had to nurse mixed emotions following a congratulatory message tweeted by the Minister of Sports Arts and Culture, welcoming radio personality, Masechaba Ndlovu as his newly appointed spokesperson.
@NathiMthethwaSA I am pleased to welcome @MasechabaNdlovu to the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture as my newly appointed Spokesperson. As a Department, we know that you will play an integral part in executing our motto of "laying the foundation for greatness".
“My newly-appointed spokesperson is a dynamic trailblazer who has made an immense contribution towards the African media landscape and is one of the most influential women on the continent.“The department looks forward to working with an eminent and diligent leader,” Mthethwa further said.
The minister's followers were left divided, with some questioning the if the right procedure was followed in appointing the outspoken Ndlovu.
@Moses_Maibelo Minister please balance me real quick:Did Masechaba Ndlovu fill up the Z83?
@BassGale When was the position advertised???? Or daddy made it possible!???? I am not fighting... Just asking
@Ziyarara What is this trend of appointing celebrities when there are so many qualified spokespeople who need an opportunity?
Umalambane_ZN Empowering the empowered.
@Thabiso6991 Please post the job advert together with her CV. I want to see something?
@V_03 When was this vacancy advertised? I am asking on behalf of more qualified candidates.
@AbdusBrand :We will never curb unemployment cause of recycle people in this country. Such a let down!!!!!!!!!
@Lerato_Ramz Bathong! Did she also fill out a Z83 form just like how some of us do and still don’t get a response? Lol.
@Bongamavuno This is totally unfair at all levels... you have people who nominated and elected you from the branches of the ANC who are to this day unemployed and waiting to be given an opportunity to serve and uplift themselves. Niyakhohlwa Minister naba right nikhumbula ma celeb awanemali.
However, there are those who are confident that Ndlovu's outspoken character and experience will be beneficial to Mthethwa's department.
@Botik She's very factional that one,.This will save the sabc from her biased reporting.
@Saved_To_Inspire Well done @MasechabaNdlovu I know you will represent exceptionally well 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿
@Esethu_Hasana Masechaba is a brilliant presenter and broadcaster. You can disagree wholeheartedly with her views and how she conducts herself but that doesn’t make her less good. Nizofa ngumsindo...
@Msotho_mbaula Congrats Masechaba. How I wish a mind like hers became MORE integral to the ACTUAL decision making within these departments. Shoo. Imagine some mayor trying explain why his books aren't balancing to Masechaba!
Ndlovu responded to Mthethwa’s tweet by saying she is “ready to serve indeed”, and that the appointment was “an honour and a privilege”
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