The Minister of Sport and Recreation’s sex saga started when City Press editor Ferial Haffajee posted a tweet with a picture of the paper’s lawyer at court. The mysterious subject had served papers to prevent the publication of the story.
Then the lawyer withdrew court action and Haffajee tweeted that the story would go ahead.
People were excited to see what Sunday’s news would be about.
But the so-called exclusive story of Fikile Mbalula’s affair was picked up by four Sunday newspapers, including the tabloid Sunday World.
Social media users were enraged, arguing that a politician’s sex life was not news.
Here’s how the reaction to the Mbalula story played out on twitter.