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Cape Town - Sport minister Fikile Mbalula has come in for widespread criticism following his extraordinary Twitter tirade with SA Olympic javelin thrower, Sunette Viljoen.

On Monday Mbalula took to social media to post no fewer than 12 tweets slating Viljoen who has asked when she can expect payment of a R70 000 "bonus" Mbalula had promised to silver medal winners upon Team SA's return from the Rio Olympics some 11 weeks ago.

Viljoen had taken to Twitter herself earlier in the day to upload a text conversation she had with Mbalula in which she asked the minister when he would make good on his promise as she "really needs it (the money)".

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