- Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni is known for his modest approach to life
- However, Mboweni was roasted when an image of the suit worn during the 2020 Budget Speech went viral
- Many South Africans saw the funny side, but some applauded the minister for avoiding a flashy wardrobe
South Africans were glued to their television screens on Wednesday and were hanging onto Tito Mboweni's every word.
The Minister of Finance delivered his 2020 Budget Speech and shared some interesting revelations.
Many were stunned when he announced plans to reduce the civil service wage bill by R160 billion over the course of the next three years.
One thing that the minister has become known for is his humble and modest approach to life.
While other politicians dine on caviar and lobster, Mboweni opts for pilchards. When some wear trendy Italian leather footwear, he dons his trusty brown shoes.
For the most part, most South Africans love this about Mboweni, but it doesn't stop them from pulling his leg.
Previously, Briefly reported that Mboweni was on the defensive after getting roasted for his State of the Nation Address outfit.
Following his budget speech, Twitter user @AdvoBarryRoux shared a photo showing the suit worn by the minister and he was roasted all over again.
The shoulder pads of his jacket were highlighted on the pic and included the caption:
"Tito Mboweni’s tailor owes the nation an explanation for this."
Briefly.co.za gathered that most tweeps enjoyed the lighthearted post and many comical responses followed.
Afrolicious Queen (@MsAfrolicious) joked:
"He is carrying the whole country on his shoulders."
STranger (@vikashcfd) added,
"He's leading by example... he's on a budget."
94 (@Mxo35413245) said,
"The budget is tight even on himself."
Millionaire under construction (@rags2forex) added,
"Fiscal and physical budget cuts."
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