AS South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni is set to deliver his maiden budget opposition parties have weighed in on what he should focus on.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi tweeted that he was deeply concerned about job losses the country is facing.
“Deeply concerned about current job losses. We are losing jobs in the sugar industry, thanks to sugar tax.”
“Manufacturing thanks to load shedding, tourism thanks to Visa’s. Mining thanks to strikes. So we lose 1 million jobs soon thanks to the ANC. We need change, DA brings in work,” Maimane said.
In a short space of time Twitter users began questioning Mmusi’s intentions about his tweet, saying even if the DA were to win the national elections they would still blame the ANC for the weather.
While some asked Maimane what his party is bringing to the party, instead of just complaining about what's wrong in the country.
“Someone can't just attend the budget presentation without barking. Seriously one has to be seen by his handlers that he is still on the job,” Christopher Mutingwende said.
“Forget it dude, no straight thinking black person is gonna vote for that blue party of yours. Apartheid is still fresh in our minds, and will be in our minds for as long as we live,” Landless Native said.
No let me correct you there Sir we are being retrenched on mines because of asking decent leaving wage and safe working conditions then the restructuring begins and worse part we’ve got a minister of minerals who doesn’t know what his role is on the mines because they have shares— Themba Njiva (@riratesorlando) February 20, 2019
Dumelang Bagaetsho. Today is budget day. Our country is in debt, struggling to create growth that delivers jobs. We need change. We must cut the administration to smaller cabinet, change the government and focus on cities. Today will be about bail outs, should be about jobs.— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) February 20, 2019
Tourism is at decline not because of Visa requirements. Countries around the world require visas for entry. Tourism is low because crime is high. As a political party, I doubt even the DA would be able to decrease the crime rate so low that we don't feel it.— A.R. (@atayob) February 20, 2019
Nice tweet for a change. It's about South Africa not the DA. You should be leading a more Pro-Poor organization with land redistribution as a priority— Zindlovu Mzileni (@Mr_Mzie) February 20, 2019
Thanks for repeating what the president has already made public. If you were president I trust you were also going to go the bailout route if there is hope that it will ultimately lead to profit and jobs st some future time not so? We will be listening.— Tsebo (@Tsebo91854277) February 20, 2019
Blah blah blah ANC this and that... What can you "guarantee" us. Speak about DA and its ability. Yhooo— MoAfrica (@buntsi) February 20, 2019