Over the weekend, electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa appeared on live TV wearing a rather expensive designer sweater.
The white top with the word KORS in bold black lettering across the chest is a R6000 Michael Kors item.
Showing off the designer sweater, Ramokgopa tweeted: “Live on @eNCA Channel 403 in conversation with @HeidiGiokos on the progress of the Energy Action Plan”.
While he was obviously making a simple announcement, Tweeps had only one thing to talk about - his designer top of course.
Here’s what people had to say about his choice of attire.
@nICOLASMARITZ responded to his tweet with a picture of the sweater with its price.
“Read the room. I’m not saying don’t wear your fav brands. But your PR team has failed here. You are here to address an issue that’s crippling the economy daily, and the attention is on the indirect endorsement of a luxury brand. E nale bo out of touch…” said @Its_Otee.
@Ndonki said: “Is KORS name of one power stations perhaps? I honestly found it inappropriate minister.”
@Nthate5 said: “Mara wearing branded clothes like that on national television is not on. More especially if you are a public figure, please stop it; it’s not cool”.
“That branded sweater he is wearing is not appropriate as a public figure, he is definitely moonlighting. I wonder how much did he sign to advertise MICHAEL KORS,” said @FMehluli.
“Did the Minister of Electricity have to go on ENCA wearing Michael Kors? Showing luxury designer fashion to poor people in darkness?” questioned @M_Jay94.