- Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni took to social media and shared a comical meme
- The post started trending, as it attracted a strong response from South Africans
- Some felt the post was an appropriate description of the importance of his role within government
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has a thankless task trying to make the most of the nation's revenue.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Mboweni will deliver the budget speech imminently and shared some predictions on what to expect.
To balance the pressures of the job, Mboweni is known to see the lighter side of things and often spends time on social media.
A prime example of this took place on Monday when the minister shared an interesting meme and included the below caption:
"I came across this as I was taking another break. At lunch now. This is so funny. I need these light hearted moments to keep us going."
Describing Mboweni as a man on a mission would be a fair assessment, particularly in light of the pending budget speech.
The minister's post started trending on Twitter, as it attracted many comments and more than 800 likes within a few hours of being shared.
Simon (@simonlovescity) supported Mboweni, but identified some flaws:
"Dear Minister, how are we ever going to lift off when your dream vision is Rwanda but your ANC colleagues’ vision is Zimbabwe."
Peter Dermauw (@PeterDermauw) said,
"Trust me Mr Minister if it wasn't for South Africans having a great sense of humour and the love for laughter most of us wouldn't be around right now."
Melancoly (@Melancoly3) added,
"I hope you'll be bold and brace minister. Go down as the most hated in the immediate for putting tough decisions which we'll later be thankful for and love you more once you retire."
Palesa Flower (@PSeretlo) made a desperate plea:
"Gov MoF please don’t cut social spending. We can’t afford to have vulnerable citizens impacted and suffering bcos of previous looting."
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