Lungisa: We were responding to being called ‘barbarians at the gate’

Lungisa: K-word slur was response to being called ‘barbarians at the gate’

African National Congress (ANC) councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay Andile Lungisa has reacted to the defamation lawsuit filed against him by Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

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The head of the central bank wants Lungisa to pay him R500 000 in damages for making what he believes to have been derogatory remarks on Twitter.

In the tweets, Lungisa characterised Kganyago as a "lackey of racist people" and someone who thinks he is an "exceptional k-word".

Lungisa says the tweets were in response to the governor saying “the barbarians are at the gate” during the debate on the nationalisation of the Reserve Bank.


“It is going to be really difficult when the governor has entered a political terrain, when the people who are in the political space also responded politically.”

In a statement, the South African Reserve Bank says they would not be able to comment on the lawsuit

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