- On Wednesday, Tito Mboweni took to social media to share photos of a gift he had received
- The Minister of Finance was given a can of his favourite pilchards brand
- South Africans weren't impressed with the minister's tweet and they called him out online
A day after news broke that the country has entered a recession, Tito Mboweni took to social media to show off a gift he had received.
The finance minister revealed Lucky Star sent him a gift on Tuesday containing a tin of his favourite canned pilchards.
The gift also included a card, thanking the minister for his support. Mboweni is known to be quite the cook and he loves using the canned fish in his dishes.
Mboweni captioned the post:
"On a lighter note, I received this gift from Lucky Star yesterday. Nice! Declared. Nice!"
Take a look at the post below:
The minister shared the photo again with a different caption and he gushed about supporting local businesses.
His caption read:
"Can you read the message. Cute! Viva Lucky Star! Viva! Supporting local industry! Creating local jobs!"
Social media users were not impressed by the posts and some roasted the minister online. Tweeps accused Mboweni of being an influencer while others threw shade at him over the recession.
Twitter user, @OwaseMzantsi, commented:
"You're having a really good time in this #recession hey... because your job is guaranteed despite your failures, the recession being one of them. Lucky Star, gifts and bracelets is the last thing on most people's minds."
Another tweep, @mabs_macquin, wrote:
"You should declare this gift in Parliament."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported after news broke that South Africa is in recession, Tito Mboweni took to social media to do some damage control. The Minister of Finance said the economy is strong enough to bounce back and he released Mzansi's wrath.
One social media user said:
"How is it strong singasebenzi? We are the pillars of economy, y'all have rejected engineers and scientists, instead y'all invest in corruption and old madalas."
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