Political parties slam Mboweni’s ‘uninspired’ emergency budget

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Finance minister Tito Mboweni delivering his coronavirus emergency budget. (Parliament of SA)
Finance minister Tito Mboweni delivering his coronavirus emergency budget. (Parliament of SA)

Political parties have slammed Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s emergency supplementary budget review, saying it lacked clear direction and did little to inspire South Africans.

Mboweni on Wednesday gave a very brief budget of how the country would be responding to its financial woes while simultaneously fighting the novel Covid-19 coronavirus.

Speaking to City Press after the parliamentary sitting, the DA’s shadow finance minister Geordin Hill-Lewis said Mboweni was able to show that the country was in deep trouble, but instead of announcing a clear plan he just made a lot of blanket statements.

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