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Motshekga Twitter account a spoof

2013-01-16 21:05

Johannesburg - A Twitter account created in Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga's name was not hers, the department said on Wednesday.

"Bogus news items, such as comments, were posted on the fake account. Giving the mistaken impression that the minister was using that platform to engage with South Africans," spokesperson Panyaza Lesufi said.

In a statement he said Motshekga did not have a personal Twitter account.

Motshekga communicated through the official department Twitter account and her handle was @DBE_SA.

"We warn the public and those using social media to ignore the account as it does not represent the department, the minister or government. The creator/s of this account are disrespectful and seek only to tarnish the good name of the minister," Lesufi said.

The Twitter account @AngieMotshekga sports a picture of the minister with a large A-plus mark in the background.

The profile appears to have been created on Tuesday. It has tweeted 42 times and has 122 followers.

Recent activity on the profile includes a picture of Motshekga with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Above her head is a blurb reading: "This doesn't mean we're friends" and #JZ4LYF [President Jacob Zuma for life]. There was also a blurb above Motlanthe's head displaying a sad face.

Some of the tweets include: "Thinking of putting libraries in schools so learners stay at school longer #LOl [laugh out loud] #jk [just kidding] Then teachers would have to stay after 2:00pm! #neva [sic].

"Parents, make sure your children are on time tomorrow for the first day of school! Those mud schools aren't going to fill themselves!

"On the first day of Mangaung, we stole Kgalema's lunchbox and hid his political support in some one [sic] else's locker #backtoschool #LOL."

Comments
  • Mbongeni Masilela - 2013-01-16 21:21

    Tell someone who cares, I don't like Angie because of what happened in Limpopo last year (textbook thing)

      debduplessis - 2013-01-16 21:27

      ditto

      greg.quinn.353 - 2013-01-16 21:47

      What is her twitter account called? @TextbookFAIL ?

      kalabafazi - 2013-01-17 08:17

      Angie really does not need a spoof twitter account to tarnish her "good name", she has already achieved that all by herself.

  • mathata.fela.7 - 2013-01-16 21:22

    It can only be her struggle credentials that made her minister of education, because that picture doesn't portray any form of intelligence what so ever...and so she will continue to struggle and ensure that every child in this country also becomes a struggler.

      john.silver.3572846 - 2013-01-16 22:35

      Possibly in place to make sure that every kid becomes a struggler. Spoof - hardly a more appropriate Slapping her chubby thighs as she announced the matric results, laughing about how tough 2012 was for her. No effing respect for the hundreds of thousands of kids who had it a LOT more tough in 2012 and will have for the rest of their lives because of her inability to manage her portfolio

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-17 12:01

      Mathata.fela.7. Cooking in a camp can hardly be judged as struggle credentials.

  • ferdi.preller - 2013-01-16 21:35

    " good name of the minister " ? What " good name " ?

  • stuart.steedman - 2013-01-16 21:38

    Best spoof Twitter accounts: @TelkomRSA and @SABCtoo :-D

  • osama.pascal - 2013-01-16 21:43

    Spear paint her. She is not apologetic about what she has done or lack thereof and a true disgrace to our childrens' future

  • jacovantonder - 2013-01-16 21:48

    Tritto.

  • Vuyo Ndoniey Xaba - 2013-01-16 22:00

    ow cum on guys! read this carefully,it says she doesnt knw this account!

  • osama.pascal - 2013-01-16 22:10

    Aunt Angie has been a menace to society at large. Please Spear paint her

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2013-01-16 22:18

    There is no crisis in education! All the text books have been delivered, There is nothing wrong with the standard of education, It is not my twitter account Whatever!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-17 12:02

      Tiaan,vanderberg.75. But where are the teachers?.

  • oneconcernedude - 2013-01-16 22:29

    Every picture tells a story...duuuh, yup, yup!

  • diana.gill.18 - 2013-01-16 23:04

    No doubt it was fake as madam minister simply cannot create a social network account due to the lack of basic education.

  • barry.pointeer - 2013-01-17 05:13

    tarnish her good name-- what a joke...

  • keabetswe.dire.5 - 2013-01-17 05:18

    yah neh thing that we do to b spiteful

  • scorpiondip - 2013-01-17 06:24

    "The good name of the Minister? What was I missing?

  • MJS1234 - 2013-01-17 06:38

    Read the twitter account, so funny, go and follow her! (Ps, wish the real lady was half as clever as this account)

  • kmokami - 2013-01-17 09:09

    the account clearly says notangiemotshekga,so it simply means its nt the real twitter handle of angie....so whats wrong with you panyaza LESUFI....CANT YOU READ MR SPOKEPERSON....

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-17 11:48

    Who cares? Stupid woman. Children having to wade across a river on foot to get to school and they worry about a Twitter account.How anyone can vote for them is beyond me. I wish some bright black people will start a new party.

  • Pieter - 2013-02-05 22:35

    "Eish I dont understand my work"

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