- Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni shared photos via social media of a meal he recently prepared
- Mboweni rated it as the 'dinner of the year' and was made using his favourite brand of tinned fish
- South Africans heaped praise on the minister for maintaining his humble approach
At a time when many politicians are accused of living the high life and spending excessively, Tito Mboweni is a breath of fresh air.
Mboweni has become known for his modest, unassuming lifestyle and is often seen wearing his famous worn brown shoes.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that the minister took time out to pose for an impromptu photo with a 95-year-old gogo recently.
However, Mboweni has also become famous for sharing snaps of the meals he prepares.
Based on previous interactions, it seems that a specific brand of canned pilchards is a staple in the Mboweni household.
On Monday, the minister shared another tweet and rated his best dinner of the year.
Briefly.co.za gauged the strong reaction and it clearly had a polarising effect.
Some mocked Mboweni for his choice of ingredients, but others admired his low-key approach.
Nomi (@Nombusoo20) was alarmed by the many cloves of garlic:
"The Late Manto Tshabalala Msimang did say garlic was good for us, but this is too much."
Sabata (@Sabattta) shared a suggestion:
"Now that someone has renovated their kitchen area (well done, squire), perhaps we should suggest few culinary schools to attend. If nothing else, at least to offer lessons about food preparation."
Leon Sandile Sandi (@SandileLeon) felt Mboweni was setting a fine example:
"Show ministers that they can have fish as well instead of dining to expensive restaurants. It's gonna be good when it comes to state budget as well."
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