Fikile Mbalula’s Twitter account 'hacked', raunchy pics posted

By admin
29 January 2016

Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday said his Twitter account was hacked, after inexplicable pictures of a half-naked woman appeared on his timeline late on Thursday night.

The pictures show a woman apparently named Mandisa dressed in lingerie posing provocatively for the camera. The post has since been deleted, but not before Twitter reacted in true rapid-fire fashion. The sports minister first responded to the furore around midnight, tweeting: “NB MY TWITTER ACCOUNT WAS HACKED THEY WILL NEVER SUCCED”.

On Friday morning, he tweeted again: “Goodmorning Twitter: Yesterday, I wasn't online but I was alerted of a post on my Time-line. Logged on line and quickly deleted it”. He also posed a mock vote asking users who they thought hacked his account, with the three options being Gareth Cliff, former Beeld editor Adriaan Basson and Sathana Ngokwakhe.

As a result, "Mbaks" is currently trending on Twitter.

Department spokesperson Esethu Hasane declined to comment, telling News24 the matter was a personal one, and not a departmental issue.

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