A response by South Africa’s Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula to a Mail and Guardian journalist when asked on the fact that some South African National teams remain predominantly white has had a case of foot in mouth syndrome regarding Kenya’s sporting acumen.
“You can’t transform sports without targets,” said Mbalula. But at the same time, South Africa wouldn’t be like Kenya and send athletes to the Olympics to “drown in the pool”, he added.This has lead to a fierce war on Social Media between the two Africa nations.
The South Africans also had their say:
Others had lessons for the tweeps.