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The Acumen Casting Agency Spotlights Fikile Mbalula

Date: 07.17.2024

Written By

Tonya Khoury

In this supplement to the weekly report, we introduce our readers (who don’t like the news) to the individuals that play a role in the political and social trials and tribulations in South Africa, and what things are like when we are not looking at them. Yes, this is a blog with a satirical sting that takes a pop at more or less everyone. It is the place where I, Tonya Khoury, speak my mind.

Fikile April Mbalula, born on April Fool’s Day in the Free State, has come a long way, especially when it comes to his taste in fashion. In a photograph on Wikipedia (2019), he is seen wearing a pair of cats-eye style spectacles. I don’t know how you feel about cats-eye specs, but personally, I think they looked better on Elizabeth Taylor.

But that was then, and this is now, and in the latest image we have of him, he is wearing spectacles for more suitable. Expensive? Yes, no doubt, but not as expensive as the Rolex on his wrist, which according to the internet, costs R827 823.00. Now that’s more like it, after all, he needs to get to Parliament on time, and a Swatch just won’t do. Besides it will clash with the rest of his wardrobe, and then we will be forced to change his nickname … again.

Yes, we have been following #ministerofalles (current nickname) in his position as the current SG, we’ve followed his career, his fashion sense (#Razmataz), his service as Minister of Sports and Recreation (#Mbaks) from 2010 to 2017, as Minister of Police (#MinisterFearFokol) from 2017 to 2018 and as Minister of Transport between 2019 and 2023. The king of nicknames and snazzy glasses that’s our Mbalula.

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