- Tito Mboweni's brazen social media posts have attracted the ire of COSATU
- The federation has now called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take action against the Finance Minister
- The group insists that the minister should use the correct channels instead of hosting debates online
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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently called for a referendum on using taxpayers' money to bail out state-owned entities on social media.
This has not gone down well with COSATU, which called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take action.
Speaking to eNCA, spokesperson Sizwe Pamla claims it's evident that the minister doesn't want to be a part of the administration and fails to raise his opinions at the National Economic Development and Labour Council:
“He sits at Nedlac but he keeps quiet, he doesn’t raise these issues at Nedlac because we have never heard his proposal from him at Nedlac. When he’s at Nedlac he doesn’t say the things that he says on Twitter and that then becomes a problem, because a structure like Nedlac is where we want to hear all views."
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Mboweni, according to the federation, is not irreplaceable with Pamla commenting that:
“He can leave. He doesn't have to be a finance minister. me have people who are capable, who can replace him tomorrow, so if he feels strongly about issues, he doesn't have to be a finance minister, we dare him. He can pack his bags and leave."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mboweni is set to deliver his Budget Speech in Parliament next week Wednesday.
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