After communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams decided that she was above lockdown regulations, she was banished to the naughty corner, and forced to make a public apology.
Minister in The Presidency Jackson Mthembu then took the reins, and so far he’s managed to stay indoors unless performing an essential service like updating the public. It’s a low bar, but he’s nailing it – sort of.
In a recent interview with Newzroom Afrika, the minister confused two very different machines while talking about hospitals and COVID-19.
Over to SowetanLIVE:
First President Cyril Ramaphosa accidentally donned his face mask like a Ninja Turtle during a live TV broadcast, now Minister in The Presidency Jackson Mthembu has made a Freudian slip that has social media in stitches.
…the minister mistakenly said “vibrators” instead of “ventilators” while explaining what equipment hospitals will need in preparation for the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Yeah, I’m still laughing at the memes that came out of the president’s mask incident.
Back to Mthembu, talking about the need for vibrators, here:
— Dr. Eve (@Dr_Eve) April 26, 2020
Some might argue that vibrators are not only essential items, but can indeed be a preventative measure, just not against the coronavirus.
The minister went on to apologise, but he really didn’t need to. He should follow the example of Ramaphosa, and embrace the awkward.
— Nonceba Mhlauli (@NoncebaMhlauli) April 26, 2020
Naturally, the memes rolled in and #vibrators started trending on Twitter.
— Sgodo Njingili (@SNjingili) April 27, 2020
For more memes, you can check out #vibrators on Twitter.
Keep the laughs coming – we all need them.
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