“It is with a deep sense of pride that I congratulate the @Banyana_Banyana warriors on clinching a spot in the finals of the Women’s African Cup of Nations after defeating Zambia in the semifinals. Your victory is a historic moment for women’s football in SA,” tweeted Mthethwa.
In his attached postcard style snap, he added to his message to the women, saying their win demonstrated SA's great potential to become “globally competitive”.
Bonang was one of the tweeps who responded to the minister to tell him to rather give the women money instead of his “useless” tweet. She implied that if the minister had a budget for a R30m orchestra, rewarding the women's soccer team should be a piece of cake, before adding that he should resign.
“Please. These girls deserve money! Open. Your. Wallet. Akere you want an orchestra?! So damn useless! Resign.”