Mmusi Maimane has joined in on the ridicule of Tito Mboweni calling for a postponement of the local government elections, suggesting that he is driven by fear.
Chief Activist of One South Africa Movement (OSA), Mmusi Maimane took to Twitter on Sunday, 2 May 2021, to join in on the lambaste of the African National Congress’ (ANC) Tito Mboweni. Earlier that evening, Mboweni suggested that because of the threat that COVID-19 poses to people, he will not be participating in any election campaigns to avoid possible infection. Moreover, he called for a postponement of the primaries to reduce the chances of further spreading the virus.
Maimane was amongst those who lambasted Mboweni’s stance, claiming that his reasons were mere excuses. He then suggested that the real reason for Mboweni’s surprising tweet is a fear of the ruling party possibly losing numbers in the upcoming elections.
Maimane stated, “That’s garlic flavored fear. I think the people must vote as soon as possible. A strong message must be sent to the ANC government that has been looting during a pandemic, a government that has botched the vaccine rollout. We must have COVID-19 safe elections this October.”
See the post below.
Also you could have raised your concerns in the meetings where you have a seat at the table or even via WhatsApp, or were you also worried about the blue ticks.
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) May 2, 2021