South Africa: Twitter Fumes Over Mboweni's 'We Need to Pay Our Tolls' Remark

Photo: GCIS
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni...

South Africans on Twitter reacted angrily to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's remark on Wednesday that "we need to pay our tolls".

Mboweni was in Parliament on Wednesday for his maiden budget speech and got many hot under the collar for his comment.

"If we want a road transport infrastructure that works, we need to pay our tolls," Mboweni told the National Assembly during the mini budget speech.

The statement was not well-received by the South African Twitterati, particularly those in Gauteng, who took to the social media platform to voice their frustration.

For many, the response was clear: "No to e-tolls!"

Some warned against an ANC defeat in Gauteng at the next general election.

Others preferred to use humour to quell their frustrations.

Source: News24

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: News24Wire

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.