While South African Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni is set to deliver this year’s Budget Speech later this afternoon, citizens are already airing their grievances about the country’s financial state on Twitter.
Many don’t have high hopes for the year ahead, while others have taken to proposing their own ideas about how the government should manage the economy.
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Budget Day. The day on which the ANC makes promises they can’t keep with money we don’t have. #Budget2020
— Simon Grindrod (@SimonPGrindrod) February 26, 2020
(@iNjabulo_) February 26, 2020
Budget speech has never favoured the poor working class #Budget2020
— Tsuli (@Tsuli007) February 26, 2020
Instead of increasing VAT & Sin
tax that destroy small businesses
& increase unemployment…
— Død Xøla (@Xeth_Ola) February 26, 2020
Shrinking the size of government must include politicans. Cut down the number of lawmakers & executives. We don’t need so many MPs, MPLs, Councillors, Ministers & MECs. The few remaining must take a pay cut, a cut on perks & a freeze on their lowered wages. Sacrifice. #Budget2020
(@SimplyThandeka) February 26, 2020
(@lebza_chivas) February 26, 2020
While the tweets continue to roll in, the Budget Speech will take place in Cape Town at 2pm this afternoon.
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