In an interview with international broadcaster Al-Jazeera, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Nkoana-Mashabane, shot down or deflected every criticism put forth by interviewer Jane Dutton.
Nkoana-Mashabane also made a controversial statement when she said former Minister of Finance Trevor Manual was appointed because of the colour of his skin (At 12m 00sec).
Some hard hitting comments from Twitter
- “Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’s interview with Al-Jazeera was such a spectacular mess.”
- “What is going on here? Min. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is all over the place.”
- “This interview is embarrassing”
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Read what Twitter had to say
Want to thank Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane for the fab 'this is how NOT to do it' TV interview coaching material. #HoleInHead
— Clive Simpkins (@clivesimpkins) May 29, 2016
Maite Nkoana-Mashabane's interview with Al-Jazeera was such a spectacular mess. pic.twitter.com/00hdkih4kf
— #ConceptSixty5 (@Sentletse) May 29, 2016
— Agent Provocateur (@De_Imperial) May 29, 2016
Has anyone been able to decipher what Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was saying to Al-Jazeera yet? I'm still so lost.
— Agent Provocateur (@De_Imperial) May 30, 2016
— Belinda Otas (@BelindaOtas) May 29, 2016
With mass poverty and widespread corruption, has the ANC failed to deliver on its promise of a just South Africa? https://t.co/GOetlWum1W
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) May 30, 2016
Watching the interview with Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on Al-Jazeera like, pic.twitter.com/ZdJydVp8pV
— •J• (@jtkeays) May 31, 2016
— 702 (@Radio702) May 31, 2016
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) May 30, 2016
— Stu Pen Diss (@StueyMax) May 31, 2016