Minister Fikile Mbalula landed himself in a heap of trouble after he made a patronising comment about a young boy.
“This is a photograph of a young man in Kenya - but with electricity access in South Africa being at 85%, we certainly have our long way to go in addressing the challenge depicted here. While progress has been made - we do need to do more.”
His attempt to justify the situation made things absolutely worse for him. South Africans took to the comments section of his tweet to post pictures of all the horrible conditions “South Africans” are living in.
@mafampe posted a picture of his neighbourhood and captioned it, “That's my street in Kempton park. Even though we are going to elections. The ANC government can't at least show life. It's like that the whole of Erkhueuleni. So you can't expect a miracle. If ANC won't get 30%, don't be surprised.”
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