Long arm of the draw… Mbalula takes aim at Zapiro
The Police Minister’s latest target is cartoonist Zapiro, who has made Fikile Mbalula the subject of two recent cartoons.
JOHANNESBURG – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula is known for his creative turn of phrase, with some of his most recent examples describing unhelpful police officers as ‘rotten potatoes’ and encouraging his force to ‘squeeze the balls’ of criminals.
His latest target is cartoonist Zapiro, who has made Mbalula the subject of two recent cartoons.
But the ‘Minister of Tweets’ was not amused by the first cartoon, and responded by sending Zapiro a tweet (what else…?) of an amended cartoon.
He didn’t stop there and proceeded to send out a series of tweets asking Zapiro ‘Where were you’ when a series of crime interventions took place.
After Eyewitness News broke the story on Monday that a sporting goods company had bankrolled Mbabula’s R680,000 Dubai holiday, Zapiro once again put pen to paper.
Mbalula was having none of it, suggesting yet another fix to Zapiro.
Who will be next in the line of fire?