Twitter gets in on the Redi vs Gigaba twar… Guess whose side they're on?
Even the death of free Twitter could not keep social media users from weighing in on the explosive twar about visas between Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and Redi Tlhabi.
It all went down after Redi alleged that Gigaba amended the visa regulations on traveling with children because of a personal vendetta. Gigaba was obvs totally "insulted" by the suggestion and gave Redi an ultimatum to withdraw her statements or face a lawsuit.
Redi insinuated on Tuesday that Gigaba was livid after a relative of his ex-wife had taken his child on holiday without his permission and the result of that anger was tighter laws.
As always Twitter was not necessarily interested in the politics and policies the pair were feuding over, instead they were just here for the drama.
It also seemed that Redi was undeterred by Gigaba's threats and even though she was told to "withdraw her statements and say sorry" she seemed ready to risk it all.
Before I respond to you @mgigaba . let me just assist your fans who may not be aware of the PUBLIC action you took & in placing your family on a public platform. Reference is therefore not victimization. I will return to you.— Redi Tlhabi (@RediTlhabi) September 26, 2018
https://t.co/ZGZ9tpCQAh via @SowetanLIVE https://t.co/TzZF8ct1rb
Meanwhile the streets are just wildin' because it looks like this is Redi's reaction as it stands.
Here are some of the reactions. While people came in with supporting statements for Redi, most helped Gigaba saying Redi is low-key a "bully."
Gigaba went to deep for that coconut 🥥 called Redi Tlhabi. I've long asked what to do with these Joe Mamasela of journalism. One day we will have to make them swallow one per coconut journalist.— Aluta✊🏿 (@LuthoZA) September 26, 2018
I love Redi's work, but her argument against Malusi Gigaba is dead on arrival. How do you quote newspaper articles which we don't know who wrote them as proof to your claims? That proclamation was the end of the discussion. She should apologise to @mgigaba.— Lethabo Mbawo🇿🇦 (@MbawoLive) September 26, 2018
That Redi dragged the name of Gigaba's daughter was rather unfortunate. We should protect kids. It is common knowledge that kids can be very pretty and mean. Furthermore when parents separate it is often the children who suffer more than trauma. @RediTlhabi— Rev Liphoko, TP (@RevLip_TP15) September 27, 2018
I've read Redi's thread and I believe Gigaba should have also read everything before replying or started making legal threats .Redi's thread is so well articulated and most of the stuff she said there are on the public domain and most people know about them. 5 pm kuzoba lit pic.twitter.com/wdBW65auOv— Duke Valentino (@SirDavid_Dashe) September 27, 2018