Min­is­ter fu­rios and plans to sue web­site over fake pe­nis 'selfie'

Sunday World - - Front Page - NG­WAKO MALATJI

SPORTS Min­is­ter Fik­ile Mbalula is think­ing about tak­ing le­gal ac­tion against a web­site that al­legedly faked his Twit­ter ac­count.

The site also cir­cu­lated a d**k selfie and claimed it be­longed to the min­is­ter.

My le­gal team is look­ing into this mat­ter. I think they have crossed the bound­aries,” said Mbalula.

I asked my le­gal team to look into this be­cause I don t want to make a meal over some­thing that is im­ma­te­rial.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mbalula, the web­site is run by a group of racists with the aim to de­fame and as­sas­si­nate the char­ac­ters of black celebri­ties and politi­cians.

They have writ­ten stuff about our peo­ple, in­clud­ing Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma.”

The web­site an­gered Mbalula when it pub­lished a story ac­com­pa­nied by a pic­ture of a semi-erect pe­nis un­der Mbalula s Twit­ter ac­count RSA Min­is­ter of Sports.

The group claimed the min­is­ter had sent a tweet to Or­lando Pi­rates footie Than­dani Nt­shu­mayelo s in­fa­mous ex Pu­lane Lenkoe. The fake tweet reads: pu­lane248 Thought I d DM you this min­is­ter dick in ex­change for a nude.”

The web­site claimed Mbalula had ac­ci­den­tally posted the d**k selfie on his time­line while try­ing to send it as a di­rect mes­sage to Lenkoe.

Fik­ile Mbalula ac­ci­den­tally tweeted his dick while try­ing to DM Pu­lane. The tweet was deleted but we got you a screen­shot.”

They claimed Mbalula deleted the tweet after­ward.

Lenkoe gained no­to­ri­ety on Twit­ter af­ter her ex-boyfriend al­legedly leaked her nudes.

An an­gry Mbalula said he ex­plained to his fol­low­ers that he did not post the pic­ture.

He said the pic­ture and tweeter ac­count were fab­ri­cated by the web­site to por­tray him as a per­vert.

I think peo­ple are re­sort­ing to un­scrupu­lous means to try to de­monise and re­move me out of Twit­ter be­cause they are jeal­ous of me,” said Mbalula.

Be­cause I m the only politi­cian af­ter Julius Malema with a large fol­low­ing on Twit­ter [about half a mil­lion fol­low­ers].

But let me tell them that they are not go­ing to win.”

In Jan­uary, the min­is­ter, pop­u­larly known as Razzmatazz, was at pains to ex­plain him­self to the cy­ber pub­lic.

This was af­ter his ac­count was al­legedly hacked.

In that in­ci­dent, a semi-naked pic­ture of a woman was posted on his Twit­ter time­line.

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