A South African minister (in the Zuma government) who made incendiary remarks about Kenyan athletes took to twitter (where Kenyans had riled on the southerners in the last couple of days) to respond to our demands for apology.
â€œSouth Africa wouldn’t be like Kenya and send athletes to the Olympics to drown in the pool,â€ Minister Fikile Mbalula had said while responding to a journalists question regarding racial quotas in South African sport.
On twitter, using hashtag ‘someone tell South Africa’, Kenyans ranted for the better part of this week. It seems news about this aghast reached Mbalula who decided to engage one of the ‘tweeting’ Kenyans whom he told categorically that he won’t apologize and that Kenyans on twitter should use the online social forum to ‘educate and not for petty fights’.
#someonetellKenya that South Africa and Kenya have a shared vision of a united prosperous Africa.Use Twitter to educate not for petty fights
Read other stuff Mbalula said here