BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has been severely criticised on Twitter for being “disrespectful” by having a potbelly when he apparently still owes EFF national chairperson Dali Mpofu money.
In a recent interview with News24, EFF leader Julius Malema claimed Mngxitama did not believe in any of the things he said about President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family, saying he allegedly did it all only for the money.
Malema said Mngxitama’s troubles started when his houses were being repossessed.
“He came to me, but I didn’t have money. I couldn’t help him. He took money from Dali Mpofu, but I think that was still not enough. He’s still owing them, and he’s still owing the EFF for those cases he lost in Pretoria against the EFF. The guy was swimming in a pool of debt,” he said.
Malema said Mngxitama may have shared his financial problems with people who were close to the Guptas, saying “that’s how they captured him”.
Responding to Malema, Mngxitama said he was indeed broke, just like millions of other black South Africans.
“Only agents of white monopoly capital aren’t broke,” he said.
Though the BLF leader seems to always have had a potbelly, it seems to rub Twitter the wrong way now that reports have emerged that he owes Mpofu money.
“But developing mkhaba while you owe bana babang [other children] is not ayoba,” wrote a Twitter user, whose tweet was brought to Mpofu and Malema’s attention, along with a picture of the BLF leader.
But developing Mkhaba while you owe bana babang is not ayoba. pic.twitter.com/55xGUQ59mn
— Sindane Patrick (@sindane3) August 6, 2017
Though some were calling for Mngxitama to pay Mpofu his money back, some said the potbelly was a sign of poverty.
“But mkhaba is not a sign of having lots of money,” wrote one Twitter user.
These were the comments on Twitter:
I saw the Tshirt he's wearing at PEP
— phetole moshabela (@PMoshabela) August 6, 2017
Ngu mkhaba wendlala
— Monwabisi Hloboni (@monwabisi_hlobo) August 6, 2017
— Tshilidzi Tuwani (@ttuwani) August 6, 2017
But mkhaba is not a sign of having lots of money.
— Nickyz World (@SeithatiSegoatl) August 6, 2017
It's a sign of disrespect
— JB_SA (@shiftl1) August 6, 2017
Mkhaba wa maLeft Overs, nja yamaBones.
— DonCare (@RatelIFV) August 6, 2017
Yhoooooooo weeeeeee keaaaaaaaa kwaaaaaaaaa yooo CIC uyandibulala yaz. Hahahahahaha. AMOEBA tendencies! Flippen funny
— Zukile Makeke (@Zukile_Makeke) August 7, 2017
— Khusi (@Khusiwam) August 7, 2017
— Inganathi Ndzule (@InganathiNdzule) August 6, 2017
Payback the money Andile
— Ephraim Ralethole (@ERalethole) August 6, 2017
Showing creditors the middle finger lol
— Mxolisi (@mtoti20) August 6, 2017
a clear sign of disrespect
He must #payback
— #MetsimaholoReRun (@kamowaselloane) August 6, 2017
Kesono ne ,talking about thinking through your stomach
— Makwati mafalo (@makwati_alfred) August 6, 2017
He lost the plot when EFF dumped him
— Patz (@salsterindahous) August 6, 2017
haaa ukhaba full of debts
— Thulas (@thulas74khabza) August 6, 2017