- A war erupted on Twitter between Tito Mboweni and John Steenhuisen
- Steenhuisen had demanded that the lockdown end as it was potentially more deadly than the virus
- Mboweni took offense to Steenhuisen's tone and called him disrespectful
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On Friday, DA leader John Steenhuisen slammed the lockdown as warned that it could be deadlier than the coronavirus as millions face uncertainty and hardship.
He demanded that the economy be re-opened. Steenhuisen said that the lockdown was not working and was doing more harm than good.
Briefly.co.za discovered that this prompted Tito Mboweni to take a swipe at Steenhuisen on Twitter.
This was the spark that ignited a Twitter war between the two as they took turns insulting each other and doing what people on Twitter do.
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Mboweni took exception to this and realised that this would result in a Twar, he replied that Steenhuisen's support in the DA is as firm as he believes.
This opened the floodgates and things got real personal really quick. Steenhuisen is known for his witty retorts and quick comebacks. This one is spicy.
It was Mboweni who realised there are no winners in war, just losers so he took the moral high ground and offered Steenhuisen an olive branch.
He went further and acknowledged that it was not easy to lead a political party and is serious business. He hinted that he would need his support.
Social media users had a field day reading the tweets between the two. Some users lambasted Mboweni for surrendering and others praised him for being responsible during this crisis.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has taken to social media to reveal his current contempt for his post.
It seems as if the minister is questioning the wisdom of entering the political arena with him expressing his frustration.
"I have often asked myself the question: What is the art of politics? The Path to Power and how to stay in Power! And lead your People correctly. Corruption free. Why do people want to be in Power, actually? Why? It’s a poorly paying, thankless and abusive job!"
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