- Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni took to social media and donned a stylish face mask
- Mboweni revealed he purchased the red masks from a woman in Burghersdorp village in Tzaneen
- The minister only paid R20 per mask and social media users weighed in on the matter
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni is setting the tone and supporting local business at a time when it is needed most.
Mboweni took to social media to showcase his latest fashion and safety accessory - a red face mask.
He tweeted a photo and included the following caption:
"Today I bought myself and my crew this type of masks from Burghersdorp village, Tzaneen. Made by Mrs Malatji. R20 each. Just following Orders!"
Briefly.co.za noted that the tweet garnered a huge reaction, attracting nearly 6 000 likes in the process.
Some comical reactions were shared, but most tweeps admired the minister for his noble gesture.
Erence_Makwela (@Prof_Erence) said,
"Tito is living a simple live, he doesn’t stay in a mention with Italian curtains and furniture and y’all make fun of it. If he was living in a house top notch like Manana you would say he is living above him means and accusing him or stealing state money. Le batlang mara?"
Dr Mike Mikia Ramothwala (@MikeRamothwala) added,
"Buying local Flag of South Africa to increase the local demand to grow the local economy as directed by Minister Patel SALUTE leadership."
Haps&Haps (@Dihapeng333) responded,
"You are supporting local that's wonderful. Setting an example. .you look cute Minister red loves you. ...goes well with yr Masai style. ...stay safe."
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that Mboweni shared a photo of himself wearing an outfit given to him by a Maasai warrior.
The post started trending, as South Africans saw the funny side.
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