- All eyes were on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni as he addressed the nation with the mid-term budget state policy
- During his speech, he said SA is in its worst and best times
- This quote as well, as a quote from the Bible, helped him get his point across - SA needs to rebuild itself
South Africa's Finance Minister says the country is currently in the best of times and the worst of times.
He borrowed this clever quote from Charles Dickens when he delivered his mid-term budget speech.
Tito Mboweni also quoted the Bible and referred to Isaiah, saying South Africa needs to rise and fix their streets and towns.
While Mboweni might be a reluctant minister, he's here to do his job. He addressed South Africa's economic slump during his mid-term speech and said he's committed to fixing SA.
He also said he wants to sort out the mess that SARS is currently in, according to a report by EWN.
The new finance minister also gave more info on Ramaphosa's ambitious stimulus plan that will aim to breathe life into SA's economy.
There is a lot of belief in Mboweni as many experts are certain he is just what South Africa needs.
Isaac Matshego, an economist at Nedbank, feels Mboweni displayed true commitment and Annabel Bishop of Investec says Mboweni's budget will improve investment.
Not everyone is as impressed, however. The EFF's Floyd Shivambu feels Mboweni's budget is underwhelming. He does not believe it will save South Africa's economy, according to an earlier report by Briefly.co.za.
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