WATCH: Mbalula denies ANC was bringing anyone ‘free chickens’
The ANC elections head seems to have been kept awake by some of Agrizzi's 'vuvuzela-blowing' revelations.
Fikile Mbalula rubs his head during a media briefing about the results of the ANC’s Strategy and Tactics panel at the party’s 54th National Elective Conference at Nasrec, Johannesburg on 20 December 2017. Nathi Mthethwa and Mbalula spoke about changes in the panel’s policy, the importance of gender equity and the need to institute an inquiry on state capture. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia
Although he was meant to be giving an update on the ANC’s progress after this past weekend’s huge election registration weekend push, South Africa’s de facto social media minister couldn’t help but weigh in on the hottest topic of the day – Angelo Agrizzi’s state capture commission revelations.
In a video clip that has been shared on social media, Mbalula can be heard saying: “Agrizzi is using not even [a] whistle, he’s using a Vuvuzela. Vu! Vu! Vu! Vu! to say things there at that commission. Things that wake you up, ulele! (while you’re asleep).”
He went on to address the allegations that the ANC was “bringing people free chickens” – allegations which he denied on behalf of the party.
It has since been revealed by follow-up witnesses, including former Bosasa employee Andries Van Tonder that chicken was used as code for R1 million in Bosasa.
Today’s state capture proceedings adjourned just after 4.30pm and will resume tomorrow at 10am.
We adjourn, the commission will resume tomorrow at 10:00 am. #StateCaptureInquiry
— State Capture Commission (@StateCaptureCom) January 30, 2019