- It seems Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has extended his hiatus from social media to a more permanent boycott
- In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Mboweni confirmed that he would be refraining from posting to Twitter
- This comes in the wake of a scandal concerning a love triangle between the minister, Gwede Mantashe and a 'slay queen'
Less than a week after his former lover dropped some files, Tito Mboweni has announced he will be changing the way he engages with social media.
Briefly.co.za reported that the scandal surrounding 'slay queen' Lerato Makgatho had seen her relationship with Mboweni exposed.
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe had received the largest amount of criticism for his affair with the woman as well as allegations of bribing journalists.
Nevertheless, the backlash over the incident seems to have taken its toll on Mboweni, who commented:
"After a long thought process, I have decided not to do any original tweets any more. I might, just might, retweet (not endorsements). I came to the conclusion that Twitter is no longer about its original purpose: ie to create a networked society. It is now an abusive platform."
In September, the minister had announced he would be taking a break from the platform with plans to return in December.
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