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Mbalula pokes fun at bribe claims

2015-06-05 12:33
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo)

Cape Town - Sport and Recreation Minister, Fikile Mbalula, has travelled to London to attend the launch of South Africa's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Mbalula jetted off to London on Wednesday with the country embroiled in arguably it's biggest ever sporting scandal with allegations that the right to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup was secured by a $10 million payment to CONCACAF for the Diaspora Legacy Programme.

Mbalula has now claimed that former president Thabo Mbeki gave the instruction to donate the $10 million to the Jack Warner controlled footballing body

As the FBI probe into the scandal continues and more arrests are made worldwide, the Sports Minister is clearly not feeling the effect of the global attention on the country. Or at least he is not portraying it on social media.

Mbalula was his usual bashful self on Twitter after Wednesday's press conference where he again denied all allegations of bribery in the process to host the 2010 Soccer World.

Mbalula's Twitter timeline was a hive of activity after he poked fun at the ongoing bribery scandal.

"Off to London attending the launch of the SA rugby world cup bid 2023..." tweeted Mbalula.

Mbalula then added: "I promise hounourable tweeps am carrying no briefcase" before asking his followers for more advice on how to avoid accusations of bribery.

"Please send more tips to avoid been accused of a bribe #RugbyWcBid2023," posted Mbalula on Thursday, which prompted a number of responses.

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