Mbalula outs businessman over lavish gift for daughter

06 April 2018 - 10:31 By Timeslive
Fikile Mbalula. File photo.
Fikile Mbalula. File photo.
Image: Sunday Times

Tombstone entrepreneur Lebohang Khitsane has emerged as the man featured in a widely shared video giving his school-going daughter a Porsche for her 18th birthday.

ANC elections chief Fikile Mbalula shared the video in a tweet on Friday‚ stirring up a lively debate when he asked: “What do you think. Would you buy your child a Porsche for a birthday ? Maybe for excelling getting distinctions?”

In the video a man is seen covering the eyes of a school pupil carrying a bouquet of red flowers as they walk passed parked cars‚ watched by classmates. “I’m going to faint‚ wait‚ wait‚” she says just before he reveals a covered white Porsche with Gauteng registration plates.

“Happy birthday‚” he says and the two embrace‚ with the tearful daughter saying: “Thank you dad”.

His nearly 1.4-million followers quickly responded‚ both favourably and negatively.