Frank or foul? Lumka Oliphant gets flak for FB rant about minister

Fed up Social Development spokesperson Lumka Oliphant is under fire for a recent Facebook rant in which she defended her boss using strong language.

This after the latest media reports alleged that the ANC Women's League president and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was allegedly drunk at a party event.

Oliphant posted the rant maintaining that Dlamini was not drunk and in fact does not drink alcohol.

The government spokesperson used some rather harsh words in her post and many on social media believe she may have been out of line for her use of several expletives (some written in Xhosa).

702 and CapeTalk listeners responded with their views on the matter:

In this case, [Lumka Oliphant] dropped the ball.

Alfie, caller

It's totally wrong. She needs to be dismissed... There's no way that someone at her caliber should post things like that. She must be fired.. What she has done is totally out of order.

Wiseman, caller

She should go back and apologise, but I support her.

Joseph, caller

I respect Lumka and her fight, but... why do you defend a woman by insulting other women? It erodes everything that I respect.

Lebo, caller

Lumka Oliphant was contacted by Eusebius McKaiser but was not available for comment.

Take a listen to callers react:

Below are some Twitter responses:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Frank or foul? Lumka Oliphant gets flak for FB rant about minister


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
ANCWL announced presidential preference not nomination - Mantashe

ANCWL announced presidential preference not nomination - Mantashe

ANC SG Gwede Mantashe says ANCWL's endorsement of Nkosana Dlamini-Zuma to be next president was an option rather than nomination.

Another lewd Facebook rant over Durban beach goers

Another lewd Facebook rant over Durban beach goers

A Joburg man's 'racist' Facebook post causes an outcry and Saldanha Bay residents accuse the DA-led municipality of racism.

Twitterstorm and charges opened over Hout Bay woman's 'racist' Facebook post

Twitterstorm and charges opened over Hout Bay woman's 'racist' Facebook post

South Africans have responded with outrage to the offensive comments made by Cape Town local, Vanessa Hartley, on Facebook.

Closet racists exist beyond those exposed on social media - analyst

Closet racists exist beyond those exposed on social media - analyst

Political analyst Maynard Manyowa says racially charged events aren't all caught on camera and don't all make it to social media.

 ANCWL have become the gatekeepers of patriarchy - gender activist

ANCWL have become the gatekeepers of patriarchy - gender activist

The ANCWL is preoccupied with protecting President Zuma at the expense of the women of South Africa, says activist Nomboniso Gasa.

Want to keep your job? Think twice before you post that rant on social media...

Want to keep your job? Think twice before you post that rant on social media...

Social media lawyer Emma Sadlier says employers can terminate an employment relationship if their company is brought into disrepute.

Popular articles
Feeling tired of life and burnt-out? You may want to check this out

Feeling tired of life and burnt-out? You may want to check this out

Bruce Whitfield interviews Judy Klipin, author of “Recover from Burnout: Life Lessons to Regain your Passion and Purpose”.

'I get anxious when people talk to me about money'

'I get anxious when people talk to me about money'

Bruce Whitfield interviews comedian Anne Hirsch about her attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Benguela Global Fund Managers is buying Naspers, Standard Bank and Pick n Pay

Benguela Global Fund Managers is buying Naspers, Standard Bank and Pick n Pay

Zwelakhe Mnguni (CIO at Benguela Global Fund Managers) shares his stock picks of the week: Naspers, Standard Bank and Pick n Pay.

'Debt relief law may cause banks to stop lending to lower-income clients'

'Debt relief law may cause banks to stop lending to lower-income clients'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Cas Coovadia, Managing Director at the Banking Association of South Africa.

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

[WATCH] Father and daughter dance-off changes tune when she starts twerking

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Gauteng Liquor Act prohibits passengers drinking in vehicles, says MMC Sun

Gauteng Liquor Act prohibits passengers drinking in vehicles, says MMC Sun

When you do take a taxi, drink at your destination and not in the cars, says City of Johannesburg MMC for Safety Micheal Sun.

Weighing up the cost and the benefit of a loyalty programme

Weighing up the cost and the benefit of a loyalty programme

Certified financial planner Paul Roelofse on choosing and unlocking the value of loyalty programmes.