South Africa 10.11.2014 12:14 pm

Mpofu in Twitter squabble

FILE PICTURE: Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

FILE PICTURE: Advocate Dali Mpofu. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Following the announcement of Numsa’s expulsion from Cosatu over the weekend, a number of people took to twitter to voice their opinions.

But it was a tweet by Advocate Dali Mpofu which caused quite a stir on Sunday.

Mpofu expressed his dismay at Numsa’s expulsion from the federation calling out Cosatu president, Sidumo Dlamini’s former profession.

“29 years ago I drove all the way to Durban to attend the launch of COSATU. I never thought it would die in the hands of a nursing sister…” Mpofu said in a tweet.

While Twitter users criticised and praised the former SABC boss’ remark, @Samisto6 quickly shot back at Mpofu’s comments, mentioning his alleged affair with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who at the time was married to late former president Nelson Mandela.

Drama ensued as the tweet was followed by a stream of reactions and memes expressing shock at @Samisto6’s no-holds-barred response to the Economic Freedom Fighters commissar.

Cosatu expelled Numsa during its central executive committee meeting which took place at Cosatu House over the weekend.


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