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Somizi jokes aside, Tito Mboweni invites tweeps to taste his cooking at opening of new restaurant

Picture: @tito_mboweni/Twitter

Picture: @tito_mboweni/Twitter

Published Dec 1, 2020


With more than 960 000 followers on Twitter, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is what some would consider an influencer.

But when it comes to the dishes he proudly displays on social media, that’s another story altogether.

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No matter what dish he’s made and shares with his fans, he can never seem to catch a break.

Tweeps often ridicule his overuse of garlic and spice, something which he often takes to heart and then improves upon.

This time, however, online users were relentless when Mboweni posted his latest creation on Twitter.

Accompanying a picture of what appears to be a chicken stew of some sort, he wrote: “Is this approved? Progress? I think so. After a long day of hard work, I should settle for this. Right?”

The concoction immediately triggered a slew of responses, many of them not very flattering.

“Juses Chris,! screaming in fear is that sunflower oil , why are you soaking the poor chicken in such saturated fat?” commented one user.

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Even media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung took to Twitter to poke fun at Mboweni's cooking skills.

And as usual, tweeps brought up the finance minister’s previous misdemeanours by using too much garlic.

A few hours prior to his post, Mboweni shared with fans that he would be cooking at the opening of a new restaurant in Polokwane.

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Posting the invite, he jokingly wrote: “Well, I will be cooking at the opening occasion of this restaurant in Polokwane.

“Come taste my food.

“You doubting Thomases!

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“You won’t regret it!!

“Lots of garlic too!!”