Tito Mboweni took to social media to slam citizens protesting the installation of electricity meters.
On Friday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni shared a screenshot of a news article of a protest action in Orlando East.
Izindaba-Ditaba-News reported protesters burned tyres and placed rocks in the streets to fight the installation of electricity meters in their homes.
"What is this? Dear country women and men? Is this how we are moving our country forward?!" Mboweni wrote.
Briefly.co.za gathered the post sparked quite the reaction and South Africans were left divided.
Khamusi Nematswerani, who goes by the Twitter handle @Khamusi_72090, commented: "Minister-It is important that residents pay for what they use for the country to move forward.But the problem is there are too many middle people before electricity is sold to the end user which make it http://expensive.Is it fair to spend r100 for 40Units.make it affordable."
Another tweep, @WahaRatakata, added: "Shut down the electricity for the entire neighbourhood. We tired of paying for them..."
Twitter user @maritz_stephen wrote: "Why is it that we are in 2019 and Soweto continues to get electricity for free and the rest of us muppets must pay as we use?? The ANC are spineless in this regard and numerous other issues."
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