The 2017 budget speech has come to an end, we’re being inundated with the “experts” analysis of it all, but what about general South Africans. Countless South Africans took to Twitter to react live to the new budget as well as the commotion around the day as a whole. As always, we picked out some of the best for your enjoyment.
People were hurting with the announced sin tax (#Booze) increase…
— GAMBU MFANAFUTHI♔®™ (@GambuMfanafuthi) February 22, 2017
Malema was the center of attention outside Parliament as group of school kids crowed Julius and begged for selfies.
— BlackBallPen (@dinanodamano) February 22, 2017
Generally though people were just realising how expensive everything is going to be…
— S'thembiso Arthur (@AzaniaArthur) February 22, 2017
The EFF, DA and most of the ANC gave Gordhan a standing ovation, people loved that.
— eNCA (@eNCA) February 22, 2017
People noticed the ANC’s Bathabile Dlamini and Des van Rooyen being sour though, no ovation from them.
— Justice Malala (@justicemalala) February 22, 2017
— Adolph (@Adolph_89) February 22, 2017
While we were still reminded us that the Gupta’s could soon be making a lot more with all these new taxes coming in.
— Monghadi Mazambi (@MonghadiMazambi) February 22, 2017