SABC News distances itself from 'good politicians' Twitter 'moemish'

03 August 2021 - 08:20 By kyle zeeman
A Sunday Times article about the Special Investigating Unit's report involving suspended health minister Zweli Mkhize sparked debate online. File photo.
A Sunday Times article about the Special Investigating Unit's report involving suspended health minister Zweli Mkhize sparked debate online. File photo.
Image: SANDILE NDLOVU

SABC News has distanced itself from a spicy tweet published on its official account over the weekend questioning if good politicians exist.

It all started when one user weighed in on a Sunday Times article about the state's Special Investigating Unit's report involving suspended health minister Zweli Mkhize.

In it, Mkhize is alleged to have contravened the Public Finance Management Act and received money from communications company Digital Vibes.

The user wrote: “I honestly thought he was one of the good ones. Are there any good ones?”

The SABC News Twitter account responded: “A good politician? Do you know what oxymoron means?”

The tweet soon went viral and led to them deleting it.

The broadcaster also released a statement saying it would investigate the mishap.

“SABC Digital News distances itself from the tweet below. We are, however, investigating the matter,” it said.

Soon, social media was filled with hilarious memes and tweets about the “moemish”.


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