April Fool’s? Fikile Mbalula marks his birthday with another self-wish.

April Fool’s? Fikile Mbalula marks his birthday with another self-wish.

No laughing matter! ANC Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula celebrated his April Fool’s birthday with a post honouring himself – again!

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Not for the first time, FIkile Mbalula – who was born on 1 April or April Fool’s Day – has wished himself a happy birthday.  The ANC Secretary-General turns 53 years old this year.

Last year, social media users were amused by rumours Bra Fiks or “RazMatazz” ordered a public birthday wish be sent to himself!


On the X app (previously Twitter), Fikile Mbalula – whose midddle name is April – reminded his followers that it was his birthday.

“1st of April is my born day”, he tweeted alongside a birthday meme.

He also tweeted a post that claimed his birth month stone was a diamond, which signified “clarity and strength”.

Naturally, tweeps were amused at the fact that the flashy public figure was born on April Fool’s Day.

@crispycraftr: “Explains a lot”

@Nicole_Barlow1: “The biggest April Fool’s joke ever played on the world”

@Giles43235302: “The jokes write themselves. #AprilFools”

@mditshwa_a: “What a coincidence. Happy birthday anyway”

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Last year, Fikile Mbalula was accused of ordering a post of the ANC wishing him a happy birthday.

The former minister of sport retweeted a post from the official account of the party, that read: “We wish comrade Mbaks long life, strength, and good health. Continue serving our people with diligence, dedication, and commitment”.

Fikile posted the same birthday banner on his own timeline, adding: “Thank you to the @MYANC, its members and supporters for all well wishes – and to all South Africans. We give gratitude to the almighty for the life and good health”.

Fikile also celebrated his birthday month with a trip to Russia and Ukraine, which were embroiled in conflict. He did not reveal the motive behind his trip.


X users are also amused by claims that Fikile was celebrating his birthday a whole week early. According to numerous online reports, including Sowetan, Fiks’s birthday is listed as 8 April!

According to a government profile, Fikile was born on a farm near Botshabelo, a township outside Bloemfontein.

Cape Town muso The Kiffness tweeted: “How can we trust someone with service delivery if they’re even a week late to their own birthday, smh”.

Fikile Mbalula celebrated his 50th birthay in 2021 in an intimate gathering attended by family and close friends.

In one clip posted on social media by DJ Oskido, the ex minister is seen blowing out the fireworks on his birthday cake.

Take a look…



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