- Tito Mboweni's latest transgression on social media was posting a picture of his chequebook
- The finance minister received a new chequebook from ABSA bank
- Mboweni still insists on using chequebooks even though they are an outdated method of payment
South African Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni recently posted a picture that rubbed quite a number of people the wrong way. Over the weekend, Mboweni shared a picture of his new chequebook that he received from ABSA bank.
Back in June, Tito Mboweni tweeted that he is one of the few people who still insist on using chequebooks. He captioned the post:
"You can't get rid of us. Sorry!"
According to a study done by the Payments Association of South Africa (PASA), there has been a decline in the use of cheques and it is not clear whether this payment method will survive in the digital age of technology.
A few Twitter users had something to say about the finance minister's latest post and not all of the comments were pleasant. Some of the replies were fuelled by the outrage on the misuse of Covid-19 funds.
Twitter user @ori_debig_beats said: "Where is R500 billion Minister?"
@kapteni9 said: "We understand everyone in the Cabinet got it, it's just that you are brave enough to show us. After sharing that R500 billion amongst yourselves."
Others were just not impressed.
@Tillytiny1 replied: "Thought cheques where discontinued long time ago"
@MissHopeM said: "Are we allowed to swear at ministers guys?!"
Briefly.co.za reported last Saturday about South Africa's response to the throwback picture of himself that he posted on social media.
South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is once again causing a ruckus on Twitter. This after he posted a picture of his younger self. The old picture was accompanied by a long inspirational message about his fights against the apartheid struggle.
"Young and ambitious! Convinced of a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist South Africa.Travelled throughout the length and breath of the UK campaigning for sanctions against apartheid SA! I still keep the faith! Not mafikazolo! Peacetime heroes!"
While the tweet was meant to inspire, it rather became a source of jokes for locals. It racked up thousands of likes, retweets and comments from tweeps who can't seem to get enough of the Tito Mboweni jokes.
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