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Mboweni changes his tune on Zuma

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Tito Mboweni has changed his tune on Jacob Zuma, after coming under fire over what was regarded as an insensitive tweet from him.

The African National Congress’ (ANC) Tito Mboweni took to Twitter on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, to share a tweet that empathised with former president, Jacob Zuma. This is in light of Zuma receiving criticism for having promised the realisation of free education before he was removed from power.

Mboweni stated, “Whatever his shortcomings, Zuma and myself and others were in the deep deep underground together. I do not think that he wants to undermine our hard fought freedoms. I know him. I first met him in Lesotho during the difficult times. Hard times.”

The sentiments differ from the suggestive tweets that Mboweni shared last year when he still spoke on the writing of his autobiography. Mboweni previously suggested that he knew of a man that claimed to be the Head of Intelligence, even though he knew that was not the case, which was believed to be referance to Zuma.

Mboweni also received criticism for his supposedly insensitive tweet about “a beautiful day” while the Wits protest continued. Mboweni has since issued an apology for the tweet.

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