Political squabbles continue to play out in the public in South Africa as transport minister Fikile Mbalula and Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association spokesperson Carl Niehaus reignited their “feud” last week. Times Live reports that the latest flareup started after Niehaus posted a video clip of Mbalula slamming public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan, suggesting he was an opportunist and inconsistent. Mbalula responded to Niehaus, saying he was a “thug” who nobody in the ANC takes seriously. “A thug who has found a part-time job to insult ANC leadership and bring [the] organisation into disrepute”.