Article by: Lerato Mavimbela
President Cyril Ramaphosa has in a statement; resolutely reprimanded the Minister of Finance, Mr Tito Mboweni, following the unsavory comments he made on Twitter regarding the dismissal of Zambia’s Central Bank Governor by President Edgar Lungu.
This following a candid series of social media “Tweets” by Minister Tito Mboweni, voicing his disagreement with the dismissal of Zambia’s Central Bank Governer by President Edgar Lungu. Mboweni’s interest in the Zambian Government affairs are yet undetermined.
South African Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, breaks with protocol and tell President Lungu exactly what he thinks about his firing of Dan Kalyalya as Bank of Zambia Governor. pic.twitter.com/xLpsvpu0bl— Laura Miti (@LauraMiti) August 23, 2020
In one of his tweets, Minister Mboweni is promising to mobilise if he is not given adequate reasons why the Central Governor has been fired by President Lungu.
Zambians say mind your business pic.twitter.com/0RQQDmx7hD— #PutSouthAfricansFirst🇿🇦 (@Anony42644349) August 23, 2020
In the brief statement published by the Office of The Presidency, Cyril Ramaphosa wishes to assure the government and people of the Republic of Zambia that the unfortunate remarks do not reflect the views of the South African Government and its people.
South Africa and Zambia enjoy strong historical relations dating back to the days of the struggle against apartheid. South Africa remains committed to maintaining the deep and solid bonds of friendship between the peoples of South Africa and Zambia.
Read more: The Presidency Statement
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