Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille revealed a surprise in Ricardo McKenzie, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula's private secretary, as a candidate.
Of course the Minister of Sport and Recreation (Fikile Mbabula) publicly attacked him on television by labelling him all sort of names and thus trying to cast doubt onto his abilities.
Of course, Fikile Mbabula is also the Minister, who so harshly and publicly, criticised the South African national football team (Bafana Bafana).
It is well known in sporting circles that Ricardo McKenzie is indeed a more than efficient administrator.
Certainly, Ricardo was instrumental, from what I am lead to believe, in sorting out the difficulties that existed between Mind Sports South Africa and the Department of Sport and Recreation.
It thus seems then, that the Minister's objections are solely based on the fact that Ricardo McKenzie dared to affiliate himself to a political party other than the ANC.
Eish! How dare McKenzie do such a thing!
I wonder if the Minister has heard of the concept of Freedom of Association?