A Bug's Life: Mboweni Accidentally Kills Shongololo, SA Wants Funeral

A Bug's Life: Mboweni Accidentally Kills Shongololo, SA Wants Funeral

- Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni says he accidentally stepped on a millipede (shongololo)

- The minister felt sad for killing the little insect and decided to share his heartbreak on Twitter

- Mboweni referred to the insect as a 'centipede' but many South Africans corrected his description to a 'millipede'

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's antics always seem to keep Mzansi on their feet. Responses to Mboweni stepping on an insect has resulted in a lot of laughter on Twitter. Mboweni spoke about living 'harmoniously' in his farm's ecosystem.

He then claimed that something had changed on the farm as he accidentally stepped on a centipede in his house. The minister added that the insect doesn't normally enter his home so it was out of the ordinary. Read his full post below:

"We try to live harmoniously within our farm ecosystem. Something seems to be changing. I accidentally walked on this poor centipede inside the house! Poor thing!! They ordinarily do not enter the house."

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SA has a hilarious reaction to Mboweni stepping on an insect
South Africans shared some hilarious responses to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni 'accidentally' stepping on an insect. Image: @tito_mboweni / Twitter and Jeffrey Abrahams
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Take a look at Mboweni's tweet and pictures below:

Read some of the responses below:

@Lungelo48608632 said:

"On behalf of Bhengu tribe, we are sad that you walked on the Shongololo."

@meltsieb shared:

"Maybe attracted by the aromas of your home-cooking? Die arme bra was net honger."

@DuchessOfSanton tweeted:

"Bathong is this not disrespectful to the dead? Have the next of kin been informed before you paraded the identity of the deceased? RIP Shongololo. Given the cause of death the decent thing to do is to grant it a State Funeral."

@MRNice_ZA responded with:

"Wait until Tito cooks the poor insect."

@pmcafrica added:

"One clove of garlic."

Briefly.co.za previously reported on the minister after he shared another home-cooked meal. Once again he shared his unique take on a local delicacy, mopane worms. The minister doused his meal in tomatoes, onions and garlic cloves.

South Africans are roasting him more than he roasted the worms. From the frying pan to the dinner table, Tito served up a decent meal for himself but he was definitely not safe from the SA Twitter savagery.

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'Chef Tito' remains unfazed by the comments he receives about his cooking as he continues to share his daily meal expeditions. Staying away from the savage comments is a hard feat.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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