- Some analysts have warned that South Africa will have an economic crisis on its hands in the next few years unless government takes action
- Many people on social media expressed outrage at these warnings
- However, some remain hopeful for the country's future
Several experts have warned that South Africa could run out of money in the next five years.
Briefly.co.za took to Facebook to see what citizens thought of these grim predictions.
As usual, Mzansi had a lot to say.
This comes after independent economist, Fanie Brink, cautioned that the state would would run out of funds by 2024 if current rates of increasing public debt were not reversed.
As a result, many people expressed outrage at the economic crises that South Africa is currently facing, with several commenters blaming the government.
"Because you're spending 570 billions of rands on social grants," wrote one user, Herbert Mphahlele.
Another user, Stan Motlhale, replied, saying, "ANC government bankrupted our beautiful country by looting and misusing state resources."
Others agreed that the country was in dire straits, but pointed out that other countries were struggling as well, and that life in South Africa could be worse.
"Don't get it twisted," wrote Mandy Kunene. "Yes we are in a crisis but broke is Ethiopia and we haven't reached that point."
However, some people were optimistic that South Africa's economy could make a comeback.
Shezi Senior, for example, said, "We are a strong country we survived worse look at apartheid for example . we can beat this too. We will be back."
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