Maimane says enough dancing and garlic, need to see economic plan

Maimane says enough dancing and garlic, need to see economic plan

- Mmusi Maimane has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to release the economic recovery plan

- In a series of tweets, Maimane said that the country could no longer afford "distractions" from the recovery plan

- He made reference to the #JerusalemaChallenge as well as Mboweni's over-usage of garlic in his tweets

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This past Heritage Day, President Cyril Ramaphosa made calls for the nation to participate in the #JerusalemaChallenge and Mzansi did not disappoint. Thousands of videos were uploaded to social media in celebration of the day.

Now, Mmusi Maimane has taken to Twitter to ask both the President and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni about the country's economic recovery plan. Maimane called out Ramaphosa with reference to the #JerusalemaChallenge.

He then called out Mboweni and his over usage of garlic. Part of one of his tweets read: "We all love dancing, we all are amused by garlic overdoses, but we need to see the #EconomicRecoveryPlan."

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Mmusi Maimane, tells Ramaphosa and Mboweni, enough dancing, economic plan
Mmusi Maimane has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni about the economic recovery plan for South Africa. Source: Waldo Swiegers / Bloomberg via Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

According to a report by TimesLive, Ramaphosa said in July that the government would come up with an economic recovery plan. A statement released by the Presidency earlier this month said that the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) social partners have agreed to the economic recovery action plan and that once the details of the plan had been finalised by Cabinet, the President will announce them.

Maimane's first tweet read:

He added another tweet to the first one:

A day later, he tweeted this:

In other news, recently reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa promises to rectify electricity issues in SA. President Cyril Ramaphosa has come forward to address a pressing issue that has had the whole of South Africa in a fuss for some time - the country’s electricity crisis.

Ramaphosa has made a promise to tackle this issue head-on. Ramaphosa has made these promises in the form of a new act, which would contribute to the current power demands, among others. This act is a formal promise to fix the pressing electricity issue SA is facing.

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