- Lesotho's Prime Minister is embroiled in accusations of involvement in his wife's death
- Tito Mboweni has weighed in on the debate surrounding the controversy, saying the border between SA and the land-locked country should be removed
- This prompted mixed reactions, with many feeling the Finance Minister should just focus on the country's issues before tackling Lesotho's
Tito Mboweni has suggested South Africa and Lesotho come to an agreement and remove the border between them.
This comes after Prime Minister was accused of being involved in his wife's murder just days before he was sworn into office.
The pair had been going through a bitter divorce, with opposition in the country claiming he is a threat to its stability.
But the Finance Minister feels he has the answers to the political crisis currently underway. He took to social media on Sunday night to share his viewpoint:
"Lesotho Political Crisis: Anybody who thinks that they will annex Lesotho should talk to me. We, BaSotho will never countenance such a thing. Mutually agree to remove borders and create a democratic Co-Federation. Yes. Me, on the side of BaSotho."
The politician studied in the region, explaining his ties to the nation and the subsequent comments made.
South Africans didn't seem so sold on the idea though, calling on Mboweni to turn his attention to the countries issues instead of advocating for Lesotho's inclusion.
Mboweni's comments come just days after he issued a stern warning for South Africa to implement economic reforms before it's 'game over' for the country.
Briefly.co.za reported that the World Bank painted a grim economic picture for Mzansi, downgrading its growth prediction for the year to only 0.9%.
Take a look at a few of the reactions to the minister's comment below:
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