Budget Speech 2018: 3 reasons Gigaba may have a future in comedy

Budget Speech 2018: 3 reasons Gigaba may have a future in comedy

The Budget Speech is always a big event in the Minister of Finance's annual schedule, and it seems Malusi Gigaba wanted to make the most of his first, and possibly, his last presentation of the speech.

While South Africans understand that the changes in the budget will mean life will become a bit more expensive, Gigaba made a number of jokes during his speech, perhaps in the hopes that it would lessen blows like VAT increases and alcohol and tobacco duties.

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

Briefly.co.za found some of the best reactions from Twitter, and considering the laughter at (or with) Gigaba, he may have a future in stand-up comedy if he doesn't manage to hold onto his current job.

Here are three parts of Gigaba's Budget Speech that had South Africans in stitches:

1. Gigaba quotes Kendrick Lamar

Gigaba kicked off his speech with an energetic quote from "urban poet" Kendrick Lamar, which had Twitter in riotous laughter.

READ ALSO: Bye-bye bling: Guptas likely to lose flashy cars and toys to Asset Forfeiture Unit

The DA’s John Steenhuisen's response to Gigaba’s comment was equally hilarious:

2. Alcohol and Tobacco Duties

The response to the rise in Alcohol and Tobacco duties made it seem more like a bad joke than a tax increase.

3. Candy Crush Rehab

Gigaba’s “Candy Crush” rehab comments triggered another burst of laughter on Twitter. The Minister of Finance was referencing how he was caught out playing the game during SONA 2018.

READ ALSO: Nothing junior about this mom: Dala’s mom breaks down after he is named in Proteas side

What do you think of Gigaba's sense of humour? Let us know on our Facebook page and we could publish your opinion.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Source: Briefly.co.za

Related news
Opposition challenges the ANC to commemorate Marikana Massacre

Opposition challenges the ANC to commemorate Marikana Massacre

Opposition challenges the ANC to commemorate Marikana Massacre
Briefly.co.za