Booing hooligans won’t stop the Zuma tsunami, says Fikile Mbalula

2014-03-06 17:39

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Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula has warned those booing President Jacob Zuma that they would be defeated.

Zuma was once again booed at the end of the Bafana Bafana match against Brazil at the FNB Stadium yesterday and Mbalula had some harsh words for the perpetrators today.

Zuma was first booed at the same stadium during the memorial service of late president Nelson Mandela in December.

Mbalula said he learnt with disbelief about the booing, but warned the culprits to brace themselves for defeat.

“We are going to defeat them politically for all their ideas they stand for. They must know they are going to fail, for they are hooligans, cowards of nondescription. You don’t boo a person if you don’t agree with them; you engage in political engagement and defeat them with ideas,” said Mbalula.

“At the end of the day, those who had planned it failed because their plan of booing was lost in the mist of vuvuzela sounds. When you boo, you do it for everybody to take part, but if they planned that, they were not embraced at the big stadium. These are wolves hidden in the sheep skin and I don’t think they were victorious.

“The person they were trying to denigrate in the form of our president, using platforms of national importance like football, will not diminish because of booing because he is a tsunami more than a hurricane. They must know they are going to fail,” said Mbalula.

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