Police Minister Fikile Mbalula
JOHANNESBURG - The Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula caused a Twitter storm on Christmas Day when he sent a tweet from Dubai.
Mbalula&39;s tweeted a Christmas message, with his account&39;s geotagging showing it is coming from the United Arab Emirates.
FILE: Police minister Fikile Mbalula has been slammed after a tweet that appears to have been sent from Dubai. CREDIT: Twitter/screengrab
The tweet has since been deleted but it saw a spike in activity on social media.
South Africans were quick on the mark, questioning whether the minister&39;s trip was linked to the Gupta family.
A Trendsmap analysis shows a surge in tweets mentioning Mbalula globally.
In the space of 24 hours, @MbalulaFikile was mentioned in 4,100 Tweets, 2,500 retweets, and 1,500 replies.
FILE: A Trendsmap analysis reveals a surge in Tweets in Christmas day mentioning the Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula. CREDIT: Trendsmap
The Guptas are implicated in state capture, along with several government officials and executives at state-owned enterprises.
Fikile, when are u coming back from Dubai with our stolen money?— Lindokuhle Hani (@LindokuhleHani) December 25, 2017
Ja lekker while u in Dubai with the Guptas and Zumas and Mugabes of the world. pic.twitter.com/x0xluH8DHP— Yeah nah. (@barrystander9) December 25, 2017
he Takes his own amazi and umphpoqo to Dubai ??— Butch van Blerk (@van_butch) December 25, 2017
A BIG BIG THANK YOU to all police officers on duty today christmas day RT to show appreciation and support .Thank YOU— RSA Minister of Police (@MbalulaFikile) December 25, 2017
Tweeting from Dubai hayi kunzima pic.twitter.com/BQqe6Rt6h0— Mbulelo Makhamba (@5dbfd39ec19143e) December 25, 2017
All the guys in dubai again? Probably for round 2 of StateCapture— MR. H (@Hoorneit) December 25, 2017
Smallanyana skeleton hiding in Dubai— STOP GBV (@BossruuRuphus) December 25, 2017