- Ace Magashule recently claimed that one of his tweets concerning the Reserve Bank was actually posted by someone else
- The ANC secretary-general maintains that he was hacked
- Many South Africans on social media, however, do not buy his story
Following the public disagreement between ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni regarding the role of the Reserve Bank, Magashule deleted one of his tweets on the issue.
In his tweet, Magashule had claimed that the ANC NEC had agreed to expand the role of the Reserve Bank.
Magashule later claimed his account was hacked, but many South Africans did not accept his explanation.
Magashule made headlines (and sent the Rand into a nosedive) when he announced publicly that the ANC wanted to expand the mandate of the Reserve Bank and engage in what he referred to as 'quantity easing'.
Tito Mboweni shot back on Twitter, arguing that Magashule's suggestions went beyond the scope of the Reserve Bank. Magashule then responded with a tweet of his own, claiming that the ANC had resolved to expand the Reserve Bank's mandate to include "growth and employment", according to TimesLive.
Magashule then deleted this tweet and claimed he had been hacked, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
However, many South Africans on social media did not buy Magashule's story. As a result, there were dozens of jokes aimed at Magashule regarding the tweet.
John Steenhuisen, the chief whip of the Democratic Alliance, even weighed in, saying that Magashule's hacking claim was akin to someone saying that their dog had eaten their homework.
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