TOM EATON | At the end of the day, Sisulu’s desperation was the true influencer

Someone thought it would be a good idea to get some young people on Twitter to hype up the minister’s budget speech

20 May 2021 - 21:05

If you were feeling particularly unkind, you could argue politicians and online influencers are a match made in heaven: both pretend to be something they’re not, impress the easily impressed and get paid for it.

Certainly, there seemed to be a meeting of minds this week when someone on Lindiwe Sisulu’s team thought it would be a good idea to get some minor influencers to hype up the human settlement minister’s budget speech...

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