- Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has shaded the EFF for interrupting Parliament proceedings
- The Minister had arrived late for his allocated time and suggested he'd be punctual next time to avoid the resulting distributions
- Mzansi took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the matter
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has clapped back at EFF party leaders after they disruptively interrupted his swearing-in at Parliament this week. The Minister has insisted he will never be late for official business again.
Taking to his Twitter account, Mboweni shared he had definitely been taught a hard lesson about punctuality, insisting he'd never be late to work at the risk of being cut off by the EFF.
"The day the Chief Justice taught me a lesson! Never be late for your allocated time. You will end up sworn in with the reds...." he captioned the cheeky post.
While some social media users sympathised with the Minister, others believed a larger more sinister agenda was at work, with Mboweni solidifying ties with the EFF.
Check out some of the comments below:
"A terrible things to go thru am sure."
"It was God's timing so that u can be sworn with the future leader."
"Isn't being late a cultural thing? After all, time keeping is just so yesterday."
"... and the red tie??? Couldn't get a red overall in time or to fit??? Thousands might believe you, I don't!!"
"Thieves had already been sworn in Mr lucky star."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni was recently heard in a clip candidly sharing his thoughts on former president Jacob Zuma's continuous defiance of the ConCourt's ruling that he must appear in front of the Zondo Commission.
According to Mboweni, Jacob Zuma must go to court and prove his innocence. Mboweni seemingly echoes the words of many South Africans who have also called upon Zuma to prove that he is not guilty of corruption.
"He needs to subject himself to the court processes and prove his innocence," said Mboweni in the clip.
Locals had this to say:
"You all know that Tito is lying about working "that close" with @PresJGZuma right? He was nowhere close as he claims. He makes stuff up! Many comrades who were there will testify!"
"President Zuma is being treated unfairly by the justice system. @CyrilRamaphosa has stopped funding Zuma's legal representatives. It must also be known that Tito is very unpopular among the black community in South Africa."
"Zuma is not interested in subjecting himself to the courts. He disrespected the 'State Capture commission of Inquiry', refused to cooperate with @ConCourtSA. Send the man to prison."
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