‘Mbalula owes me R70k’



November 8, 2016
‘Mbalula owes me R70k’

ENQUIRE: Sunette Viljoens text to Mbalula

Sports Minister and Olympic medallist air their dirty laundry on Twitter.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula went from Mr Razzmatazz to Mr Razzma-nothing on Twitter.

This after he reportedly failed to pay out the promised bonuses to Olympic medallists.

The minister went on a Twitter rant after Olympic silver medallist Sunette Viljoen enquired about the bonus Rio medallists were to receive.

Viljoen had received R200 000 for her achievement at the Games from SASCOC.

Mbalula promised additional rewards to medallists — gold medallists to get R100 000, silver medallists R70 000 and bronze winners R50 000.

Mbalula skelled after javelin star Viljoen allegedly sent him a WhatsApp text asking about her R70 000.

In a series of messages, he said Viljoen was abusing him.

He tweeted: “Emails, Calls, SMS, tweets and everything we’ve been harassed by someone who doesn’t appreciate due process,makes demands daily. That’s abuse.”

He claimed Viljoen was given her R70 000.

In an answer to Viljoen’s WhatsApp message, where she asks for the money because she “really needs it”, the minister answers: “You said you don’t need it so I stick with your wishes.”

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