Mmusi Maimane And Shimza’s Heated Twar

Mmusi Maimane And Shimza’s Heated Twar

The twar between Shimza and politician Mmusi Maimane got very personal as their personal lives got involved. Shimza will always be reminded of his alleged political affiliations and how he has apparently benefitted from them, so anything he says about the government does not get taken seriously.

Shimza and Mmusi got into a heated twar after Shimza was seemingly defending his rumoured girlfriend, Athi Geleba, who is the Head of Digital Communications in The Presidency. The R15 million stadium saga sparked controversy and tweeps wanted answers as to how could a visibly low budget stadium cost that much money.

Floyd Shivambu, EFF member encouraged voters to make the right decision after the stadium in the Eastern Cape got revealed.

“An ANC Municipality in the Eastern Cape, Enoch Mgijima has opened what they call a stadium… R15 MILLION was paid to build this thing & they are proud of it. The people of South Africa must vote these people out of power because they have no shame. None whatsoever! R15m for this?” slammed Floyd.

In response to politician Floyd Shivambu who questioned the quality of the stadium, Athi Geleba tried to justify how the funds were used by listing all the things the stadium supposedly has.

Athi in her defense, said she was only relaying the information handed out to her, “That is what they issued as cost driver’s first the facility, I’m not justifying, I am merely sharing information. I am not in an informed position to make that determination. Difference,” she tweeted.

Now Shimza found himself in the firing line after it seemed as though he was defending Athi and the government. But he tweeted, “Aowa!” which is often used to express shock – meaning he too was shocked at the stadium. Then Athi responded to a tweep who said she should defend the government in public but disagree with it in private. To which she replied, “Can we put up a united front please. Thank you.” But Shimza stood firm to his disapproval and said he “Can never defend this nonsense. Soze!”

Mmusi Maimane then dragged Shimza into the conversation and said,
“Even Shimza can’t spin these turntables.”

Then a twar erupted! At first it seemed as though they agreed with each other that the stadium does not look as though it cost R15 million. Shimza however believed the engineers and construction workers who said it is possible that it could cost that amount. “This one aikhona, I’m seeing a lot of engineers and people who work in construction saying it’s actually possible but people must account for clarity.”

Then Maimane said he is an experienced construction worker but the maths does not add up, “I understand why you have to soften the blow. From my experience this project definitely did not come close to R15 million.”

Shimza then had to dig even deeper by asking him if he works in construction and then from there, things took a left turn,

Check out their twar below:

This is not the first time – and it seems like it will not be the last – Shimza gets dragged for his alleged political affiliations. The last time this happened was when he questioned people about vaccines and if it is fair for government to not allow unvaccinated people into stadiums. “Do you think it would be fair for Government to say only vaccinated people can attend festivals?”

The other time was when the supposed ministerial cookoff took place with Somizi at his Tembisa restaurant, Hang Awt. The minister of tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and the event was held at Shimza’s Hang Awt.

Defending himself, Shimza said the department approached him and his team for a venue and they just merely agreed. Saying there is no foul play.

“This is the department of tourism’s program, ask them what the process was, we were asked for a venue and we agreed. There’s really nothing more here,” he responded.

He also said the government suggested the event, not him nor Somizi.
“Somizi is at all my events, Hang Awt nor myself did not suggest anything here, this is the departments event.”

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