Fikile Mbalula has hit the headlines once again for his extravagant lifestyle, which he likes to shove in everybody’s face. While he has every right to gallivant around the globe and watch a man convicted of domestic abuse, it’s his failure to support grassroots boxing in South Africa that really grates.
What happens in Vegas most certainly does not stay in Vegas if you are South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula. What happens in Vegas gets plastered all over Twitter in the most grotesquely self-aggrandising fashion, and God be with ye who dare question how it is that he got there.
It came as little surprise that Mbalula spent the weekend rubbing shoulders with some of the world’s most famous people. As always, leeching off any opportunity that provides some sort of publicity or attention and carrying out the “recreation” part of his job title with aplomb. It also didn’t come as a surprise that a number of people, including journalists, questioned who exactly it was that paid for Mbablula’s rendezvous. South Africa’s Public Protector recently cleared the sports ministry of wrongful expenditure but added that she hoped “the Ministers take into account that we are a…
Source : Daily Maverick