Kunene slams Twitter outrage

Kenny Kunene says Mmusi Maimane should never mention him if he doesn’t want to be offended.

Controversial businessman Kenny Kunene. Picture: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Socialite and businessman Kenny Kunene was on the sharp end of furious criticism on social network Twitter on Monday after posting an explosive tweet directed at Democratic Allaince (DA) national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane.

Kunene, the so-called 'Sushi King', took offence to Maimane's comment made about him as a role model in a Sunday newspaper.

He took to Twitter to call Maimane a "glorified garden boy" and a "political cockroach".

Kunene told the DA official he should focus on pleasing his wife, before others do it for him.

Users on the social media platform slammed Kunene for tacitly threatening Maimane's wife with gang-rape and urged the politician to lay criminal charges.

But Kunene said he did not condone rape and he should have the freedom to respond in any way he wished.

"If you don't want me to offend you, then don't mention my name. Do not play the man, play the ball. I must emphasise that there was no threat of gang-rape on his wife."