‘Tsek!’, SA tells Ramatlhodi

Ngoake Ramathlodi. (Picture: Christine Vermooten)
Ngoake Ramathlodi causes a media frenzy.

The hashtag #Ramatlhodi has been doing the rounds on social media, so allow us to explain what it is all about.

Former mining minister Ngoake Ramathlodi pulled a Buhle Mkhize and dropped some files on Eskom’s people.

Ramatlhodi claimed Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and chairperson Ngubane forced him to blackmail a resource company called Glencore.

According to EWN and amaBhungane, the Guptas were trying to buy the Optimum coalmine from Glencore. The minister was supposed to help the Guptas take over Optimum, but he refused.

President Jacob Zuma removed Ramathlodi as minister of mineral resources shortly after that. He then became the minister of public service and administration in 2015.

Ramatlhodi was completely removed as a minister when Zuma fired him during the Cabinet reshuffle in March.

South Africans have taken to Twitter to respond to all the drama using the hashtag #Ramathlodi. Most people cannot understand why the minister is only revealing everything now, after it is already too late.

They only have one word for Ramathlodi: “Tsek.”

(Featured Image: The Citizen)

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Yasmeen Osman