Mbalula, Niehaus clash over Prasa on Twitter

The MK veterans are gunning for the State Capture Inquiry. They marched to the ANC headquarters to hand over a memorandum. One of their demands is an end to the inquiry, which they feel has a political agenda. eNCA's Aviwe Mtila has more. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has fired a salvo at MK Veterans members Kebby Maphatsoe and Carl Niehaus.

He has accused them of hiding behind ANC structures to loot state entities.

WATCH: Mbalula launches Prasa's ministerial security plan

On Monday, MKMVA members marched to Luthuli House demanding Mbalula's arrest.

They claim Prasa's infrastructure has collapsed under his watch.

READ: Mbalula, Niehaus heat up social media in post-election twar

The Transport Minister said he's being targeted for cleaning up corruption at Prasa and cancelling irregular security contracts.

He tweeted that the protesters were thugs masquerading as uMkhonto weSizwe.

WATCH: Mbalula launches Prasa's ministerial security plan

Niehaus tweeted in response, "this is enough! You don’t call MK cadres, many of them much older than you, thugs. Some of these cadres are old enough to be your parents. These are cadres who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, yours too, and are suffering neglect and poverty. RESPECT!"

The ANC spokesperson has reprimanded Mbalula.

READ: Molefe: ANC top six were aware of Prasa corruption

“If the minister has been aggravated by certain statements in the past he should be using platforms of organisation," Pule Mabe said.

"Because clearly you could pick up from the tweets that there are matters of aggravation which need to be ventilated within the organisation.”


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