The Department of Basic Education Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga has apologised for some tweets that had raunchy pictures that he says were to promote reading.
The tweets were part of a thread in which he used the hashtag Read to Lead.
— Elijah Mhlanga (@ElijahMhlanga) August 10, 2019
In the tweets, Mhlanga encouraged people to take some time to read. Some of the tweets had what people said were NSFW (Not Suitable For Work) pictures.They were captioned with messages like “Drop all and read, once a day, pause other activities and read. Readers are leaders, they say. @DBE_SA #ReadtoLead”
He followed that one up with an even NSFW picture captioned “Reading for leisure is also therapeutic. It relaxes the mind, body and soul. @DBE_SA #ReadtLead.