- Tito Mboweni had South Africans in a frenzy with his 'kicks'
- The finance minister showed up to the ANC NEC meeting wearing shoes that had seen better days
- Mzansi flooded social media with their views and soon #NationalTitoDay started trending
Tito Mboweni has joined Gwede Mantashe in the WhatsApp Group of politicians who are having a tough time with fashion.
The Minister of Finance showed up to the ANC NEC meeting at Luthuli House in Johannesburg wearing kicks that should have been thrown out by now.
Photos of the minister's shoes went viral on Mzansi's Twitter streets and it sparked a trending hashtag - #NationalTitoDay.
Twitter parody account Man's Not Barry Roux posted snaps of the worse-for-wear shoes, dubbing it 'Long walk to freedom shoes'.
Man's Not Barry Roux was not alone; soon more jokes about the "dirty" shoes came flooding in.
Briefly.co.za gathered that many South Africans defended Mboweni, adding they would rather have a minister who saves money instead of splashing on expensive designer brands.
Twitter user, @LezMhambi, commented: "I actually don't see anything wrong with the minister wearing what he's comfortable with, and also not being flashy. It means that he's probably more about the job than caring about spending money on expensive shoes and clothes #nationaltitoday."
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