Finance Minster Tito Mboweni shut down Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina on Twitter and it had South Africans in stitches.
Speaking about the nationalisation of the South Africans Reserve Bank (SARB) Masina called Mboweni out for thinking he is "bigger than the party that deployed him."
"So if it means we must change the constitution to Nationalize SARB, what is the problem? I thought ANC Policy resolutions does not need interpretation. I’m wondering why this Governor think he is bigger then the party that deployed him," Masina wrote.
However, Mboweni came back with a legendary clapback and it nearly broke Twitter.
"Ok. Here is the simplified Mboweni Idiom: OPEN YOUR BRAIN FIRST BEFORE OPENING YOUR MOUTH! This means for example that don't say things about the SA Reserve Bank before you know what the bank does! Ok? Helpful? See you at the NEC Lekgotla!!" Mboweni fired back.
The response had social media users in stitches and they found the little online fight between the comrades.
Social media user @IsaacNathi wrote: "Is bullying allowed in the ANC."
Another tweep, @MaxAfrika, added: "Can we please have a Tito Mboweni reality tv show. If that happens I'll start paying my tv licence, I promise."
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