– Tito Mboweni was taken aback by a series of portraits which township artists had made of him
– He posted the pics online and credited the galleries from NkowaNkowa township in Tzaneen
– Social media users complimented the pictures but some users were concerned that the Finance Minister was more concerned with art than the economy
PAY ATTENTION: Click See First under the Following tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni shared amazing drawings of him which were created by township artists from NkowaNkowa in Tzaneen.
He featured two artworks, one a photograph which captures vivid colours and one a sketch of the same photograph which captures his character beautifully.
Briefly.co.za learned that he captioned the post with the following, acknowledging the galleries where the pictures came from:
“Great artists from NkowaNkowa township, Tzaneen. One a photographer and the other a painter extraordinaire! MrDynamics Art and Ponani Oceans Art Gallery respectively.”
READ ALSO: Man builds his own bakkie using metal wire, wows SA: “Amazing”
Social media users were just as impressed with the artwork:
However, some people were not impressed with the fact that Mboweni was tweeting about art when the country is facing serious issues:
Recently, the International Monetary Fund has approved a R70.7 billion loan to South Africa in a bid to address the socio-economic impact of Covid-19.
This will be South Africa’s first-ever loan from the fund and is expected to be paid in the next few days. More details on how SA will support the loan are expected later this week.
READ ALSO: US singer Alicia Keys jams to our Babes Wodumo’s hot new track
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Tito Mboweni wanted to quit Twitter a couple of months ago, tweeps are savage! The Finance Minister took to the social media platform on Thursday to show off his cooking skills.
Mboweni shared photos of his ingredients before showing Mzansi how the end result looked. The minister appeared to be proud of his dish but he ended up getting roasted again.
While there were those who applauded Mboweni’s cooking skills, others once again used the opportunity to take a swipe at the minister.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that DA Shadow Minister for Public Service and Administration Leon Schreiber recently made a worrying claim that over half the money citizens fork over in taxes is consumed by public servant salaries.
Schreiber claimed that 58% of tax revenue is used to fund the nation’s bloated public sector wage bill, 58c for every rand paid.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY’s news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!