Malusi Gigaba taunts Ndlozi with his little finger in Parliament

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Apparently, middle fingers just won’t do as insults in South Africa’s Parliament anymore.

On Tuesday, during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Q&A session, everyone’s favourite subject on Twitter for the past month Malusi Gigaba hit Mbuyiseni Ndlozi with a pinky finger gesture, after the EFF member suggested that ministers get phones that have no camera and cannot be hacked.

“It can’t even be hacked this phone. Can I come maybe give it to you so you have a model of what phones might be critical for honourable Cabinet members?” Ndlozi added, making reference to Gigaba’s leaked sex tape.

Gigaba, not amused, responded with this.

Gigaba later apologised, suggesting that the gesture indeed played into a discourse of toxic masculinity. Basically, yes. Parliament has devolved into a literal dick measuring contest.

“I apologise, unreservedly, for this gesture. The petty taunts that provoked it and the strain I have been taking, over the past 10 days, are no excuse for my indiscretion,” he tweeted.

People aren’t buying it though.

While others were asking the real questions.

Feature image: screenshot, Parliament of RSA via YouTube

Andy Walker, former editor


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