Absence of Mboweni’s beloved aloe plant sets tone for gloomy supplementary budget

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Mboweni was also without his favourite Aloe Ferox plant which he introduced to South Africans in his budget speech in February last year. Picture: Jaco Marais/File
Mboweni was also without his favourite Aloe Ferox plant which he introduced to South Africans in his budget speech in February last year. Picture: Jaco Marais/File

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With the sound of applause that usually fills the room as Finance Minister Tito Mboweni approaches the podium ahead of his budget speech in past years clearly absent, Mboweni’s readjusted 2020 budget speech was set to be a first of its kind.

Mboweni’s readjusted 2020 budget speech was always going to be a first of its kind.

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