He filed a defamation lawsuit against Fikile Mbalula after he claimed that Carl Niehaus, the former spokesperson for the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association, was involved in Prasa tenders.
Mbalula asserted that Carl Niehaus was furious that the faucets had been turned off, and Niehaus responded by calling Mbalula a liar and a hot air balloon for his comments.
Moreover, according to sources, the apparent enmity between these two ANC colleagues derives from their shared loyalty to two rival groups inside the party.
To the delight of their online supporters, ANC members have engaged in friendly rivalry on social media by calling each other nasty names.
According to the former spokesperson for the Umkhonto Wesizwe Military Veterans Association, when Carl Niehaus referred to Mbalula as a "clown who breathes hot air," Mbalula called Niehaus a "known charlatan" and a "armchair critic."
"You must take a break, chaos organizer and armchair critic. A devoted rogue who has assumed the mantle.
Review from the convenience of your home Counterrevolution organizer, hopeless con artist who claimed his mother was deceased, alleged unsuccessful coup organizer "Mbalula stated the following.
Carl Niehaus was then questioned regarding the frequency of his mother's burials.
Kwezi Mshengu, an ANC comrade and the MEC for education in the KwaZulu-Natal province, should give Carl Niehaus and Fikile Mbalula a boxing battle to settle their disputes once in their lifetimes.
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