- Tito Mboweni has been trending on Twitter following a series of rant tweets
- The tweets have mostly been pertaining to an outside person sharing views and opinions about the ANC governance
- Twitter users who had the frontline seat to Tito's rants shared their views on the content of his tweets
South African Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni found himself at the top of Twitter trends last night after he expressed himself and his controversial views in a series of tweets. In his tweets, he calls out "retired" ANC leaders who were in the party during "nine years of destruction".
"And this thing of some among us retired ones dictating from the grave is wrong! Particularly those who were in the party of nine years of destruction. And they claim to have intelligence files. Rubbish!"
While he did not mention anyone specifically, Twitter users quickly put two and two together and claimed that Tito had been dragging former SA president Jacob Zuma in these tweets. This after Jacob wrote a letter to the current president, Cyril Ramaphosa, regarding corruption in the ANC.
Read his series of tweets below.
Soon Tito was trending with over 31 000 tweets responding to his "rant". While a few tweeps were in his corner, many others called him and the rest of the ANC parliament members out, asking what exactly they had managed to do for the party thus far.
One tweep went as far as to calling him the 'Rakgadi of Twitter'. This after Semati Moedi, aka Rakgadi, who is the sister of the late Lebogang Khitsane, used his memorial service as a platform to denigrate his wife. At the service, which was broadcast by eNCA, Rakgadi accused the deceased's wife of extra-marital affairs which caused Lebogang "pain".
“Lebogang was in pain, it turns out his wife had brought a man into the house…” said Moedi.
Here are some of those tweets.
"Tito is the #Rakgadi of ANC tonight!"
While @Sthembiso_RSA had this to say:
"Don't degrade our #Rakgadi.She was never part of the plan/act that destroyed her brother's life but Tito was there in the ANC as it wrecked havoc and destroyed SA."
"Jacob Zuma will respond by just one tweet to Tito, one tweet and it's will be a game over for Tito... Save this tweet."
In other Briefly.co.za news, the ANC held a briefing to update the nation on the outcomes of the National Executive Committee meetings held over the past few days. President Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged unscathed after calls for his removal as party leader with the motion against him falling flat, according to sources within the party.
Ramaphosa had offered to appear before the ANC's Integrity Committee to address allegations against him relating to his CR17 campaign. This seems to have effectively silenced his detractors with Bloomberg reporting that Ramaphosa was accused of paying bribes to secure the top spot in the ANC.
Ramaphosa responded to questions over Jacob Zuma's letter confronting him over, saying that he receives many letters as president and won't be responding to it:
"No, I've not responded. I receive many letters as the president of the ANC. I have not responded. I don't even know what the reasoning for the letters were and will not publicly entertain issues that were raised in that letter."
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