Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba is not at all impressed with a video doing the rounds, in which it is claimed she farts during a live interview with SABC News.
This isn’t the first time farts have hit the headlines – remember this snooker match, and #FartGate over in the US?
Anyway, I’ve been encouraged to use as many fart puns as possible, so keep an eye out for those bowel below.
No, Alan Winde was not available to comment.
In response to this one blowing up, Health spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo hit back, as HeraldLIVE reports:
“The MEC had to apologise for making a verbal mistake in a fluffed word to which some bored people then edited a sound as if she was apologising for farting,” Kupelo said, adding that the TV crew could attest to this.
Kupelo said it was unfortunate that faced with an “invisible enemy”, people would go out of their way to misrepresent the MEC as someone who was ill-mannered and a racist.
“While we appreciate our creatives, we want to call on them to use their special skills not to insult or paint people in a bad light,” he said.
My 10 scents – this video is clearly fake.
Sadly, this global pandemic is one “invisible enemy” we cannot blame on the dog.
I’m done. I tried. My shart isn’t in it.
Before we go, a doff of the cap to local creative and DJ Max Hurrell, who used his remixing skills to create ZOL, which has been a smash hit and even garnered praise from Cogta Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma herself.
Smell you later.