Pretoria – Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is embroiled in a war of words with Limpopo ANC activist Steve Sefo, popularly known as Malo A. Botsheba, who has images of party secretary Ace Magashule and Provincial Treasurer Danny Miniza on him Was charged with making threats to vehicles.
Mbalula said this after warning Sefo in a conversation – which was recorded – that his behavior was “anti-ANC” and that he was “asking for trouble”.
Speaking to the Pretoria News yesterday, Seyoff said that Mabula had complained about the branding of his fleet of taxis with images of the musician’s magasule and mishija, with the message “Hands Off” written on them.
Msiza is troubled by the law over allegations of robbing VBS Mutual Bank, along with 13 others, while Magashule is facing criminal charges involving a R255 million asbestos contract while he was the head of the free state.
In a video aired on social media, Sephofa is seen displaying his branded taxis and can be heard announcing his support for the pair.
Sephofa also said it would break the country for two leaders to garner support from ANC branches, which the ANC ordered to hold the outcome of their court cases in line with the recent NEC proposal. This requires that all party leaders should be charged with corruption and other serious crimes. The two ANC leaders are part of the so-called Radical Economic Transformation (RET) group in the ANC that is challenging President Cyril Ramaphosa’s authority in both the party and the state. He accused Ramphousa of denying that he had failed to implement key resolutions of the 54th National Conference of the ANC.
Sephofa confirmed the branding vehicles with images of Magashule and Misiza but denied any wrongdoing.
“I have branded it with Magashule and Danny Misiza. On top of that, there is no ANC logo on Danny Msiza. There is simply a logo on the Ace, but the color is not for the ANC. I wrote by hand. And remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. For me to lay hands on, I am not saying whether they have committed a crime or not. “Ace is the Secretary-General and Msja is the Provincial Treasurer. He has not been removed from office yet. “
He said that he branded his taxis and cars long before the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) decided on the implementation of the phased policy. Sephofa accused Malbala, who is a member of the ANC’s NEC and the National Action Committee (NWC), which has threatened him.
“Now I am being threatened by a minister. Just imagine? He is not above the law. What about freedom of expression? ” He said.
In the audio recording, Mabalula said: “These taxis you are branding here, Gore (that) they must travel all over the country, with Magashule removed, at the hands of Misiza! What are you trying to do?”
After Seffo tries to convince himself, denying any factionalism and declaring his love for the ANC, Mabalula intervenes: “Hey, Malo, I’m asking you about the taxis here That you are line-up here?
Sephofa replied: “Remember, when I say: hands-off ‘, it doesn’t mean the person I support or don’t support, or what they’ve done. I do not even understand the hand. After a brief verbal exchange, Mabalula warns Sephofa: “You are inviting trouble.” Self. In the way of talking nonsense and doing anti-ANC in the name of ANC. What are you trying to do? The organization is bleeding, comrades are appearing in court, what is your problem? “
Mabalula yesterday accused Seffo of lying to claim that he had threatened her.
However, he admitted that he had sent her a WhatsApp message saying “Wenjani?” The tweet featured a video in which Sefo talked of going to war to rescue Magashule and Mishiza.
Mabula shared a WhatsApp message, in which she questioned the video with Pretoria News, saying it was a reference to her conversation.