Mboweni hauled over the coals for Standard Bank retrenchment post

Mboweni hauled over the coals for Standard Bank retrenchment post

On Friday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni infuriated South Africans with a tweet he made about the retrenched Standard Bank employees.

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So far, Tito Mboweni's time in office has had its ups and downs. However, he lost a couple of supporters on 15 March when he told retrenched Standard Bank employees to look on the bright side and start farming.

"On a positive note, retrenched staff should think about this. Just a thought. Breakfast everyday: eggs, bacon, baked beans, bread!! Business opportunities: LET US GO FARMING!!" he wrote on Twitter.

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Briefly.co.za gathered Mboweni has since deleted the tweet, but not before social media users could take a screenshot of it.

Tumi Sole was one of many who shared a screenshot of the minister's tweet online.

"The Minister of Finance Ladies & Gents!" Sole captioned the post.

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Social media users were not impressed with the Finance Minister and they ended up roasting him online.

Vusi Sambo, who goes by the Twitter handle‏ @VusiSambo, commented: "The good Minister has clearly never faced being unemployed in his lavish struggle life. Thus he finds poking fun at us cute. Cringeworthy and in bad taste."
Social media user, @pozcandy, added: "We are retrenching you in May. Hold that thought uncle."

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However, there were those who defended Mboweni, adding he at least gave a suggestion.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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