Richard Spoor, a well-known political commentator and lawyer, has characterized Fikile Mbalula as naive and uneducated. Fikile is both gullible and ignorant, so he doesn't need to be bought. He tweeted this today. Apparently, Mr Fikile Mbalula remarked something to the effect that no one can bribe or purchase him. Furthermore, he asserted that Mr Fikile Mbalula is a walkover and hence does not require bribery. All of this was sparked by News24's coverage. How about assigning civil society representatives to monitor tender adjudication at all South African state-owned enterprises (SOEs) if the government is serious about combatting corruption?
Protesting that "I am not for sale," Mbalula has ordered Sanral to re-advertise tenders totaling about R18bn. Mr Fix, aka Fikile Mbalula, has been the target of a barrage of criticism for a few days now.
The Transportation Minister was also reportedly kicked out of a cabinet executive meeting by President Cyril Ramaphosa recently. In light of this, it's clear that the minister has already had a disagreement with his former boss and right-hand man, the president of the country. The remarks of Mr Fix or any of his ANC colleagues, according to this person, will never be believed again. "My apologies, but I CANNOT believe an ANC politician's word," he wrote. An impartial, non-partisan oversight body is required—essential—because South Africa requires more security than this 'political' commitment FFS. The ANC's political leaders have long been seen as heroes in South Africa, but are they now being doubted by the people? Minister: "It's absurd 'Mbaks pledges he can't be bought'," another person informed the minister. Anything that Mbalula hasn't promised, he's promised.
"The man is a true believer." It's abundantly evident that in this country, few people take politicians' comments seriously anymore.
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