The South African Ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela has been missing in action after controversial tweets relating to land and race that was tweeted from an account bearing her name.
Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Clayson Monyela said he has been unsuccessful in his attempts to get hold of the the daughter of late struggle icons Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela since the posting of the tweets.
Monyela said he needed to get hold of her to verify whether she was the one who was tweeting because it could be a hijacked account.
"I need to first check with her whether, number one, this is her account because it is not verified. Two, whether she is the one who has been tweeting, and three, whether she stands by those tweets, if it is her who has been tweeting,” he said.
Monyela said once all those elements have been verified and established, the department’s social media policy will be applied and the matter will be taken forward. He said he had however been told that she was travelling and would continue to try get hold of her.