- Tito Mboweni momentarily reconsidered his decision to give Twitter the boot
- The Finance Minister said he was encouraged to return by his "Kigali friends"
- However, Mboweni said has not changed his views on the "abusive" social media platform
In October, Briefly.co.za reported Tito Mboweni announced that he would be changing the way he engages on Twitter.
According to the minister at the time, he will no longer post original content because "Twitter is no longer about its original purpose: ie to create a networked society. It is now an abusive platform."
The news saddened his 468 300 followers who religiously followed Mboweni's unique, and often amusing, posts.
Now, Mboweni revealed that his "friends" in Kigali, as well as fellow minister Fikile Mbalula, urged him to reconsider his stand on Twitter.
In the first original tweet since he dumped Twitter, Mboweni said he values his friends' views but maintains the social media platform is abusive.
The minster of finance added a second tweet, claiming his post and impressions about Kigali prompted a spike in tourism to the capital city of Rwanda.
Social media users were hopeful that the "for now" part in Mboweni's post meant he'll return to his old tweeting ways in the future.
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