Tweet was not intended to praise Donald Trump, Herman Mashaba explains
But the Joburg mayor has side-stepped criticism, saying SA is being lied to about the causes of its poor economic performance and high unemployment
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has refused to apologise for a tweet he posted and later deleted that compared President Cyril Ramaphosa to US head of state Donald Trump. In an interview with the SABC’s Morning Live on Wednesday‚ Mashaba said his tweet was not personal or intended to praise Trump but was rather meant to spark a discussion on the failures of governments.
On Monday‚ Mashaba shared a picture listing Trump’s "successes" alongside Ramaphosa’s "failures".