Tito Mboweni has the weirdest relationship with social media, and this weekend's chicken saga proves it. The Finance Minister took to social media to provide Mzansi with a step-by-step look at his kitchen skills and the results had us clucking.
Last week was a trying time for politicians, irrespective of which party they belonged to, and Tito Mboweni evidently thought that South Africa could use a bit of comedic relief.
The Finance Minister treated the nation to an insider's view of how he prepares his signature dish - chicken stew.
The first post, a snap of a generous amount of garlic, tipped followers off to the fact that the minister was more at home in Parliament than in the kitchen.
Citizens were quick to question the amount of garlic at his disposal, was he cooking for himself? An army?
Without shedding any light on the garlic situation, Mboweni moved on to (a less generous amount)peppers.
With his veggies out of the way, Mboweni moved onto the star of the show- the chicken.
It was at this point, at 18:55pm on Saturday night, that Mzansi realised that the minister probably didn't have any idea what he was doing.
At this stage, knowing that the cat was out of the bag, Mboweni let Mzansi give him some tips on how to spruce up his meal.
At last, around 4 hours after the first post, the finished product was on the table...
Even Zola Nene felt the need to weigh in on the situation, reminding him that she was on hand to help out.
Mboweni, on the other hand, was unfazed by all the hype, thanking South Africans for the tips but adamant that he had used just the right amount of garlic.
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