Parly's reply to article on alleged overspending backfires on Twitter

2016-12-19 13:30

Cape Town - A recent tweet posted on Parliament's Twitter account in response to an article on City Press about the alleged alarming amounts of public money spent by Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana on an overseas trip has created a stir on social media. 

After a few consecutive tweets by @ParliamentofRSA in defence of the expenditure, including one which called the article "sensational" and "misleading", Twitter piled on the responses to a specific tweet which received more than 150 replies.

The tweet consisted of a spelling error and a poorly calculated figure that followers soon picked up on.

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