Twar between Mbalula and Olympic athlete

By Drum Digital
09 November 2016

A twar (twitter war) has taken place between Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, and South African olympian, Sunette Viljoen, over a bonus payment reward of R70 000 that was promised to medal winners

A twar (twitter war) has taken place between Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, and South African Olympian, Sunette Viljoen over a bonus payment reward of R70 000 that was promised to medal winners.

Viljoen who walked away with a silver medial in Javelin at this years Olympics held in Rio Brazil took to social media after Mbalula failed to respond to calls, WhatsApp and text messages.

According to TimesLive, Viljoen has allegedly been waiting for two months for the money. Viljoen took to Twitter to complain about the way she is being treated with a lack of appreciation. Mbalula responded by saying that he has been harassed by Viljoen and her girlfriend, calling her arrogant and thankless. See the exchange below:

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