Social media personality Bonang Matheba was recently caught in some awkwardness on Twitter with cabinet minister Nathi Mthethwa.
This was after a tweep wrote that Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa annoys him.
Me too. Very much. https://t.co/vdSOu9lAlZ
— Bonang Matheba 👑 (@bonang_m) August 20, 2020
Somehow Minister Mthethwa got wind of the tweet and asked Bonang and the tweep to address their concerns with him further by contacting him.
Noted Bonang. I would like to invite you & @Mpumz_N to kindly share your concerns with me. You may share them on this platform, via DM's or email. Whichever platform you prefer.
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) August 20, 2020
It seems Minister Mthethwa has quite mastered the art of diplomacy, which is basically the art of telling someone with a smile and a polite voice that they can kindly go to hell, so much that they look forward to the trip.
While we are not sure why Bonang is annoyed by Minister Mthethwa, we do know a lot of artists are not pleased by how his department is handling things.
A lot of artists have been left unable to make money due to events and gigs being cancelled and the Ministry has failed to provide funds to cushion the artists.
That’s quite a burn for the minister, being on Bonang’s bad list.