Bonang Matheba slams "useless" Nathi Mthethwa's Banyana Banyana tweet

Bonang Matheba slams "useless" Nathi Mthethwa's Banyana Banyana tweet

Queen B told Nathi Mthethwa to put his money where his mouth is after he congratulated Banyana Banyana on their latest achievement.  

Bonang Matheba and Nathi Mthethwa
Bonang Matheba and Nathi Mthethwa/ Instagram (@bonang_m), GCIS

Sports, Arts, and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has once again been labelled the 'Minister of Congratulations' after he took to Twitter to praise Banyana Banyana.

The national women's soccer team will face Morocco at the Women’s African Football Championship (Wafcon) this weekend after beating Zambia earlier this week. 

Scores of South Africans took to Twitter to applaud the team for doing the country proud. The minister also shared his congratulations.

"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 semi-finals. Your victory is a historic moment for women’s football in South Africa #WAFCON," he wrote.

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Social media users were quick to slam the minister, with some calling him the "Minister of Condolences and Congratulations" - all talk and no action. 

Some pointed out that many of the women are forced to work 9-5 jobs because they aren't paid enough. 

Earlier his year, former Banyana goalkeeper Roxanne Barker revealed that she quit the sport to focus on her job as football was not paying the bills. 

She called for more support for women's football. 

"Enough with the words. Get them the pay they deserve. Mxm," one Twitter user told the minister replied

Another user added: "Please can the women's national soccer team be paid the same as the men's side? How long must we beg you to do the right thing? Are you not embarrassed by your track record in this department? It's not looking good for you Sir. Fix this. Do the right thing." 

South Africa's media darling also took aim. 

"Please. These girls deserve MONEY! Open. Your. Wallet. Akere you want an orchestra?!! So damn useless!! Resign," Bonang wrote. 

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It's not the first time Queen B has taken a swipe at the minister. She was one of the scores of people who slammed his plans to erect a R22-million flag

"You're useless and we all hate you," the 35-year-old tweeted in May. Bonang went as far as saying that he should be fired. 

"You have no clue what you’re doing. Go away! @NathiMthethwaSA," she tweeted. 

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