"Corruption Starts like That": Mboweni on Sharing Ministers' Numbers

"Corruption Starts like That": Mboweni on Sharing Ministers' Numbers

- Finance Minister Tito Mboweni revealed online that he does not give out Ministers' numbers

- Mboweni believes that the relevant offices need to be called in order for calls to be processed and recorded

- Mboweni added that the handing out of Ministers' numbers is how corruption starts

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni shared his thoughts about handing Ministers' numbers out through a post on Twitter. Mboweni believes that giving numbers out is how corruption starts and said he refuses to do so.

The Minister went on to say that he informs individuals requesting numbers to contact the relevant offices where the calls are recorded and processed. Mboweni struck a nerve with many South Africans.

His replies section had tons of questions and opinions regarding corruption within the government.

"Corruption Starts like That": Mboweni on Sharing Ministers' Numbers
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says he doesn't hand out numbers of Ministers stating that "corruption starts like that." Image: Rodger Bosch and Waldo Swiegers
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Take a look at Mboweni's tweet below:

Below are just a few of the various responses the Minister's tweet received:

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@Cecilia_Mthwane said:

"But Minister corruption is within the organisation, either among comrades or within a circle of a certain faction. I highly doubt this corruption comes with random outsiders who are just looking for contact Nrs. Look at your closest Cdes, that's where you need to start fighting."

@Stealth30194 wrote:

"But they no longer hiding their corrupt tendencies as nothing gets done to them. R500b chowed was done in the open."

@LuticMolo tweeted:

"That's not the root of corruption, it's the consequence. Corruption starts when an individual is more concerned about their personal wealth and security, instead of selfless service to the People. When an alliance to a particular party is more important than truth and ethics."

@Morailane1 shared:

"No minister people who end in corruption that involves the high-ups in government are their comrades and they have their numbers already. We citizens just want to complain about poor service delivery or non-payment etc. But I agree about the proper processing of our interactions."

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In other Mboweni news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on the Minister after he shared a touching post celebrating his African roots. The post features a picture of himself smiling broadly and looking like his usual jolly self.

"Well, I am an African!," he captioned the heartwarming post.

Soon the comment section was full as many locals headed there to share their thoughts and feelings on the post. Read a few of the most interesting comments about Minister Mboweni's post below:

@SebastianTonder said:

"Me too. African to the core."

@chantelle4u said:

"You are a dark-skinned South African, I am a light-skinned South African. We share a country, a heritage and to put it in Nelson Mandela's words, a rainbow nation, with a flag that depicts all of us."

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Source: Briefly News

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