- Finance Minister Tito Mboweni caused a stir online - yet again - after he shared a post about farming
- Mboweni said he planned to plant carrots, chillies, tomatoes and green peppers on a small scale
- Many South Africans questioned why Mboweni would show off his land while others asked if he would be planting garlic as well
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni enjoys showing off his daily routines and hobbies. Sometimes we get a Chef Mboweni special and other times the minister graces us with images of his other passions, such as farming.
Mboweni shared images of his garden area where he told his followers that he would be planting carrots, chillies, tomatoes and green peppers. He said it would be small-scale but "great fun."
The minister shared the post to Twitter and tweeps reacted in different ways. While some thought the idea was cool, others believed he should be focusing on matters they deem more serious.
Take a look at his tweet below:
Below are just a few of the different responses the minister's tweet received:
"You forgot to plant tin fish."
"The nerve of talking about land when our people don't have any!!!"
"Here am I thinking that being a Minister of Finance was a hard and demanding job. Ja neh."
"Nice! Work the land, look after it, love it, and the land will love you back with its fruits... And yes, people need a place to stay, build a house and a family, but the land can also be used to provide food for a family."
In other Mboweni news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the minister after he shared his peculiar meal online. Mboweni shared an image of a meal on the stove which left a lot of tweeps guessing what he could possibly be cooking. @CoruscaKhaya responded to the image of the food in a pot with:
"Something clearly died from natural causes. The question remains Minister - what on earth was it?"
The minister cleared the air in a follow-up tweet. With the table laid how any passionate chef would, Mboweni informed his followers that he had made a "basic simple meal." Mboweni had served himself a homemade chicken stew.
Many South Africans were not at all impressed by the minister's chicken stew, especially since quite a few tweeps were not able to identify what animal he had cooked in the first image.
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