Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and Olympic silver medallist Sunette Viljoen have been embroiled in another Twitter spat today.
It's alleged the star javelin thrower is still awaiting a bonus payment promised for winning a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
On Monday morning, Viljoen posted a screenshot of an apparent WhatsApp conversation with the Sports Minister.
In the exchange, Viljoen asks Mbalula when the R70 000 would be made for her performance in the Games.
Mbalula then responded in several tweets, claiming that Viljoen was ungrateful and that she and her partner where abusing and the department.
Never, ever uttered these words. This is how you are treated for winning an Olympic medal. What a total disgrace. Always doing it on my own. pic.twitter.com/NFmSIqzgyD— Sunette Louw (@Sunette_Viljoen) November 7, 2016
@sunetteviljoen is the most arrogant and thankless person let alone being an athlete, I've ever met.— RSA Police Minister (@MbalulaFikile) November 7, 2016
@sunetteviljoen declared for all to kno she doesn't want the money. ..now she needs the money I must jump @sunetteviljoen— RSA Police Minister (@MbalulaFikile) November 7, 2016
Emails, Calls,SMS, tweets and everything we've been harassed by someone who doesn't appreciate due process,makes demands daily. That's abuse— RSA Police Minister (@MbalulaFikile) November 7, 2016
Any further interviews will not help me in any way. Just pay us what your promised. That's all. Don't make a promise you can't keep.— Sunette Louw (@Sunette_Viljoen) November 7, 2016
Neither of the parties could be reached for comment.
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Mbalula and Olympic silver medallist trade blows on Twitter