Jun 15, 2021

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Carl Niehaus suing Mbalula for R8 million over ‘insulting Tweets’

The ANC’s internal disputes continued in earnest Wednesday after Carl Niehaus confirmed he would take Fikile Mbalula to court over a spate of “offensive tweets” made in October 2020. The Minister of Transport called the MK Vet associated member an ‘unrepentant thug’ who led Niehaus to take drastic measures …

“I think it is time for Minister Mbalula to say that this is enough. He will not be left with a situation where he feels he is offending with impunity, as he wishes. There will be consequences. So I decided to proceed with the subpoena. “|

Carl Niehaus

Why is Carl Niehaus suing Fikile Mbalula?

The bad blood was spilled after a heated argument on Twitter at the end of last year. Mbalula, who was never far from a keyboard these days, cursed Niehaus and the so-called “RET faction” of the ANC. Mbaks soon deleted it an insulting tweet, but it was long enough for his political nemesis to see what was being said. The post read:

“Carl Niehaus is a well-known bully who is employed by Magashule at Luthuli House. He and Kebby [Maphatsoe] are suspected criminals. I have great admiration for Umkhonto we Sizwe. What Kebby and Niehaus are doing on his behalf will one day come to an end … I have less Respect for thugs who disguise themselves as MK veterans. Period! ”

  • Unnecessary z u mention that Carl Niehaus was enraged by the insults directed at him:

” Insulting tweets’ could cost Fikile Mbalula R8 million

In papers filed with the courts on Wednesday, Niehaus stated that he is seeking damages of R8 million. He takes Mbalula’s “liberal stance on insults” very seriously – and hopes the minister will make a fortune:

“Minister Mbalula seems to believe he can only offend people. He has also insulted Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and many others, including the Secretary General of the ANC, Comrade Ace Magashule. “

” This subpoena proved particularly difficult to deliver to Minister Mbalula – because he and his staff were not available to receive it for a long time, but it has now finally been delivered. “