- Tito Mboweni recently shared pictures of his vegetable garden and threw shade at locals, saying it was not government-sponsored
- In his controversial tweet, the Finance Minister wrote, "Not asked the Government!"
- Tweeps were rubbed the wrong way, taking to the comment section to call him out for what they called a "foolish tweet"
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South African Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni recently rubbed South African Twitter users the wrong way after he shared a picture of his vegetable garden and hinted in his caption that instead of asking the government for funding, he helped himself.
"These veggies grow very fast. These are two months old. We are harvesting and cooking them. Food... We planted them. Not asked the Government!," he wrote in the tweet.
While he may not have meant the tweet in a derogative way, Twitter users who took the tweet as him telling them to stop asking the government for land and help were not impressed by his statement, swiftly telling the Minister where to get off.
Here are some of their thoughts.
"All we ask from the government is our land and we too can plant vegetables without asking anything from the government thank you."
"Tweeting without thinking!. People have no land. Guys what really happened to the freedom fighters within you all? How do you wake up and neglect your own people like this?"
"Minister, you're employed by the government! How do you expect unemployed people to have money for the crops. We are not asking for food from the government, we are asking for equal opportunities."
Recently Briefly.co.za also reported, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni could join Masterchef South Africa and now even Idols SA if he wanted to. The minister filmed himself a singing a freedom song about an Irish Republican Army member who had been executed in 1920.
Mboweni simply captioned the post, "Kevin Berry", which is the name of the song. The video gathered over 88 500 views and South Africans had a lot to say. Some weren't more impressed with Mboweni's singing than his cooking.
Twitter user, Ori_Debig_Beats, commented:
"Y’all politicians do things after you drink, it started with Herman Mashaba playing piano... now it’s you."
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