JOHANNESBURG - THE ANC head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, said the recent cabinet reshuffle wasn’t as dramatic for him.
Mbalula said he met with President Ramaphosa before the reshuffling and was asked to head the elections campaign.
"What happened with me was less dramatic than other people. I was called in on Sunday. The president asked me with the officials. He asked me to head elections. I appreciated. You guys, the media, will get it and say Mbalula has been dropped. We have a new path to go to Luthuli House and run the ANC the election campaign," said Mbalula.
Mbalula discussed his time as Minister of Sport and Recreation, where he was known for a tendency for commenting regularly on social media.
He said this was a strategy he had utilised in the department, and he felt he had performed well as minister.
"I think I did what I could in term of sport because I adapted to the environment.
"The environment of sport and recreation is where you are dealing with young people, and with what society likes.
"When you are running short of words with your girlfriend, the best thing you can talk about is sport, Chiefs and Pirates, there goes the lovely argument. You are dealing with stuff that is loved by the people and I did my ability - yes somebody says I was not serious - but I looked at it and I tried to kill perception because I was trained in this thing, of marketing and all of that; I killed it by dealing with Instagram.
"When I got to the police I shut this thing down and that's what I did.