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Twitter users respond to Mboweni, Masina spat over Reserve Bank

On Thursday, Masina hit out at the Reserve Bank governor, accusing Lesetja Kganyago of thinking he is bigger than the 'party that deployed him'.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni. Picture: National Treasury

JOHANNESBURG – Twitter users are still responding to a spat between Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.

On Thursday, Masina hit out at the Reserve Bank governor, accusing Lesetja Kganyago of thinking he is bigger than the "party that deployed him".

Masina was weighing in after Kganyago used the interest rate announcement to respond to the African National Congress' (ANC) manifesto which touched on expanding the central bank's mandate

It all started with a tweet from Masina who said he thought ANC policy resolutions do not need interpretation and he questioned what would be wrong if the party wanted to nationalise the Reserve Bank.

These tweets come after president Cyril Ramaphosa moved to clarify that the ANC has no intention to tamper with the bank's independence.

Mboweni responded to Masina's tweets by saying his views are misguided. He also told Masina to "open his brain before his mouth".

Mboweni has urged Masina not to say things about the bank before understanding what it does.

Now, South Africans on social media have shared their views.

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