- Finance Minister Tito Mboweni took to Twitter to share a rare glimpse into his early debating days
- The Minister's post has since been widely shared among Mzansi social media users with many taking the opportunity to criticise the leader's changing priorities
-Briefly News takes a look at some of the most interesting responses from the comments section
South African Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni took to Twitter this week to share snaps from his early years in the African National Congress. The politician looks young and enthusiastic with his contemporary afro at a 1992 debate.
He captioned the post:
"We were once young and ambitious! This picture was taken during debates on the Mont Fleur Scenarios. 1992."
Most of Mzansi however were not as enthusiastic about the post and took the rare opportunity to criticise the leader and express their disillusionment. Read some of their comments below:
"You haven't changed much since your days with @KganyagoLesetjaat ANC Economics Dept, Shell House, 51 Plein Street."
"I am going through my archives and in 30 years times I will be posting a pic of you at Sunnyside doing groundwork"
"When you were still black and still remembered the smell of Paraffin"
"You look like Khulekani from rhythm city"
"By ensuring that poor people remain dependent on grants for the rest of their lives, is the way your regime catches votes?"
"Before you sold out, or is it?"
"What did your ambition bring us?"
"Now old and Unambitious. Explains a lot."
"You have not aged. You still look the same."
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported many South Africans were left with a ton of questions after @AdvoBarryRoux shared snaps of some SANDF (South African National Defence Force) members patrolling the area where president Cyril Ramaphosa was addressing residents.
"Why did Cyril Ramaphosa deploy SANDF in Bloemfontein yesterday? Does he really need SANDF protection when addressing people?" the Twitter post read.
Of course, other locals were soon wondering why too. Many of them took to the replies section where they shared their thoughts and concerns on the deployment of SANDF officials at a simple address.
Read a few of their comments below: @_Primafacie said:
"Jacob Zuma travels with an entourage of armed security personnel even when he's addressing his own supporters in court appearances."
"His horrible leadership led him to believe that anything can happen at any time, hence the protection. He should just do people favours and step down."
"Wasn't the SANDF doing all those salute things in celebration of Freedom Day? I know he's not a good president but second-guessing everything he does for clout and retweets is becoming a yawn. He was subjected to hostility at Zwelithini's memorial service, you said nothing."
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