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.
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….
— Dali Mpofu (@AdvDali_Mpofu) November 8, 2014
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.
— Sammy Mashita (@Samisto6) November 8, 2014
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.
Sammy tweeted that and walked off like pic.twitter.com/vEqz6Ir0Wb
— Mayihlome (@MTshwete) November 9, 2014
#SammyMashita for person of the year award.
— Bo Mbindwane (@mbindwane) November 9, 2014
There is no chill whatsoever in SA. That tweet to Dali Mpofu still sends chills down my spine. Brutal uppercut
— #mooshLIVE (@mooshLIVE) November 9, 2014
PS that reply to Dali Mpofu's tweet was all of 2014's #SundayTwitter drama combined. I have never!
— Dr Sindi (@sindivanzyl) November 9, 2014
— Sammy Mashita (@Samisto6) November 9, 2014
Sammy literally told adv. Dali Mpofu we know what you did last summer. How volatile art tho Twitter?
— Man's not Mmeli (@uMbusoKaMaila) November 9, 2014
— Little star ???? (@Naletsana_) November 9, 2014
Cosatu expelled Numsa during its central executive committee meeting which took place at Cosatu House over the weekend.