Tito Mboweni was deeply impressed with the capital city of Rwanda, Kigali, after a recent visit to the country. When he got back home, he complained about how dirty Johannesburg is in comparison to Kigali, and South Africans aren't impressed.
After South Africa's Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, several times took to social media to praise Rwanda's capital city, Kigali and look down on Johannesburg, South Africans started to bite back.
They dubbed Mboweni 'Mr Kigali' and told him to stop talking about Kigali.
The minister ruffled many feathers with his comparison, especially since he's part of the ruling party who is in control of the 'filthy and embarrassing' city.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Mboweni took to Twitter to post a photo of Jozi shacks along with the caption:
Yesterday, December 26, 2018, I decided to drive around the Johannesburg CBD. It was filthy and embarrassing. I came across these shacks in the middle of our city. This morning I arrived to a clean and beautiful city of Kigali, Rwanda. What a contrast!
Here are some of the responses the minister got:
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