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Fikile Mbalula’s Mr Price post sends Twitter into overdrive

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Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula unknowingly started a Twitter frenzy when he posted a picture of Mr Price shoes.

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula unknowingly started a Twitter frenzy when he posted a picture showing a pair of shoes sporting what looks like the Gucci colour logo. 

Mr Pricepic.twitter.com/6Vcu2F5zyJ

— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile)January 8, 2020

Captioning the picture “Mr Price”, the simple black mules have an uncanny resemblance to the Italian luxury brand’s three-colour code. Many tweeps were of the same opinion, sparking a flurry of memes.

Y’all thought U gonna wear Gucci alone?? Banyise mr price, we will be same fanana in the streets soon soon!!pic.twitter.com/EnCmUvXUIu

— Male Alpha (@thami_tzz)January 8, 2020

Thank you Mr Price, now I don’t have to wear these fakes anymore. From now on they gonna put respect on my namepic.twitter.com/9WKUmQR0JP

— Rorisang (@RB_Mametsa)January 8, 2020

I got Alexander Macwhatwhat there😂😂 and I’m happy, Mr Price keep it up, you are doing the Lord’s workpic.twitter.com/f5pxIw6Day

— Princess_G (@cebilegwebu)January 8, 2020

Who owns Mr Price asking for a friend…pic.twitter.com/lpMGvvdTeN

— Mpho Juke Of Vaal (@Vaalvision66)January 8, 2020

Mr Price will never let us down yaz cheapest price u can get always nam senginayo I gutsha thanks Mr Pricepic.twitter.com/Sk1bIu5deQ

— Master piece😍 (@therealxolo)January 8, 2020

On closer inspection though, the Mr Price version of the shoes are not the same as the Gucci colours. Eagle-eyed fashionistas would have noticed that Gucci’s colours are Light Gold, Bangladesh Green and Rufous – no black in sight.

It’s still a clever move on the fashion retailer’s part as a way of avoiding copyright infringement. No doubt Mbalula’s post will help improve sales, as it’s already garnered more than 500 retweets and 3.5K likes.