South Africans React: The mid-term budget speech by Malusi Gigaba has gathered quite the reaction from the public. Check this out…
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has just finished delivering his first mid-term budget speech in Parliament. With the EFF causing chaos and delays, questionable figures being given and more “smokescreen” talk, South Africans were left with a lot on their mind.
Let’s take a look at some of the best reactions we found on social media.
South Africans went into the speech with their impressions of Gigaba already fully formed…
??♂️??♂️Auch !!!! Zapiro's take on #MalusiGigaba's walk into Parliament to present the #MTBPS2017 pic.twitter.com/2c14xhA6qe
— #RegisterToVoteEFF (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) October 25, 2017
#MalusiGigaba the face of State Capture #MTBPS2017 pic.twitter.com/f0aNoPftRC
— Miss Adams (@LittleMsMercy) October 25, 2017
Melusi Gigaba & The Rand Must Settle Their Beef Because Our Pockets Are Getting Affected #MTBPS2017 pic.twitter.com/REff460wEc
— ZAR-Li (@HimThird) October 25, 2017
As the facts and figures started rolling out Gigaba’s mouth… South Africans began rolling their eyes…
How much has been allocated to corruption ? pic.twitter.com/zX9xtmc71L
— Dulcet (@DJDulcet) October 25, 2017
Malusi Gigaba doesnt know what his talking about & Eff also had a point there….Treasury has no dignity anymore#MTBPS2017
— zakhele zungu (@zungu_zakhele) October 25, 2017
Geeezus Mzansi. How did we get here? #MTBPS2017 pic.twitter.com/eGqXNBn9Ic
— IG: MPHOBIZ (@MphoBiz) October 25, 2017
A revenue shortfall of R50.8BN Predicted?
Where is this country going kanti?#MTBPS2017
— Mlulami Jojiyasi (@DarkSkinnedLawd) October 25, 2017
We will grow the economy by 5.4 % per year.
Wow lies ,lies & more lies pic.twitter.com/s8uPX6Qv1Z
— Zingisa Mase (Pax Africana) (@ZingyMase) October 25, 2017
We gonna be like Zimbabwe. Imagine a country of nearly 60m people failing like this ???. #MTBPS2017
— ? / l e t h a b o (@TheGoodVampire) October 25, 2017
Of course, the Gupta’s got a mention from some South Africans as Gigaba announced parts of Telkom will be sold.
Portions of Telkom are to be sold off, with an option to buy them back at a later stage. Guess which family is gona buy them.? #MTBPS2017 pic.twitter.com/4TvciOWfR5
— Pootie Tang (@Mdudemeister) October 25, 2017
Gigaba also sent Twitter ablaze as South Africans were blown away by his ability to memorise such an incredibly long speech. But it was all a lie, a teleprompter was hidden in the greenery that had been placed in front of the podium…
Just when I thought I was giving Malusi Gigaba a compliment on his amazing skill & I find out he's just really good at reading #MTBPS2017
— Mama Lefa (@mo_mulaudzi) October 25, 2017