Former President Jacob Zuma was suspected of the election leader of the ANC, Fikile Mbalula, on Saturday to attend an official government event that could be seen as a violation of the protocol.
Zuma, through its official Twitter account, posted images of themselves on the annual Kgosi Mampuru II memorial day at the Try Again Sports Ground in Limpopo.
He is seated with other dignitaries, traditional leaders and correctional services minister, advocating Michael Masutha, who was the main speaker. On Twitter, Mbalula questioned whether this was appropriate, since this is the type of event that the president would normally have to attend.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been in a state visit to India, where he was invited as the main guest at the 70th Republic Day's parade of this country.
UDM leader Bantu Holomisa interrogated and questioned why Zuma would be sent to an official event when the ANC recalled it "because of corruption."
Other official guests were the public administration and the administration minister, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, Deputy Minister of Labor, Phathekile Holomisa, and National Correctional Services Commissioner Zach Modise.
Zuma replied later, saying that he preferred that Mbalula not ask questions about ANC policy questions on Twitter, but that he would be interested in discussing the issue beyond social networks.