Minister Fikile Mbalula has been embroiled in a Twitter scandal and social media is divided.

The transport minister is known for trending on Twitter for statements or tweets that rub many people up the wrong way.

However, this time around, it is not what he has tweeted publicly that he is trending for, but rather what he tweeted privately.

A screenshot of a very brief interaction in the DMs of Khanya and minister Fikile Mbalula was shared on the timeline.


In their conversation, which is mostly in both their mother tongue, IsiXhosa, Mr Razzmatazz (who refers to Khanya as “mhlobo wami” meaning “my friend”) asks her what brings her to Cape Town.

She replies that she works in the city, to which he then tells her that he hopes to see her.

While some people are of the opinion that Mbalula was shooting his shot, many have a different view and have applauded Khanya for how she responded.