South Africa’s new finance minister has distanced himself from a Twitter account that has amassed several followers. By Duncan Alfreds, NewsAgency
One account in the name of Douglas van Rooyen, @daviddvanrooyen, had over 2 600 followers as of Friday morning and follows just two accounts, one of them being the presidency.
“The Minister of Finance, Mr Douglas van Rooyen wishes to place on record that a Twitter account which goes by the handles @douglavanrooyen or @daviddvanrooyen and purporting to be Minister Douglas van Rooyen and using his picture is neither his nor that of his office,” said the ministry in a statement.
Under the watchful gaze of our Number 1 I pledge to do whatever it takes to keep the gravy train rolling pic.twitter.com/ebT7cm9fCX