Ramaphosa reprimands minister Mboweni for inappropriate comment

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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA - JANUARY 17 : President of South Africa Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa attends a High Level Consultation Meeting with African leaders on DR Congo election at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, on January 17, 2019. (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File Photo

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, has strongly reprimanded the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, following comments made by the Minister on social media regarding the removal of Zambia’s Central Bank Governor by President Edgar Lungu.

In one of his tweets, Minister Mboweni is promising to mobilize if not given reasons why the Central Governor has been fired by President Lungu.

Through a statement released by his office, President Ramaphosa said he ”wishes to assure the government and people of the Republic of Zambia that the unfortunate remarks do not reflect the views of the South African Government and its people’, The issue is being addressed to ensure that such an incident does not occur again”.

South Africa and Zambia enjoy strong historical relations dating back to the days of the struggle against apartheid. South Africa remains committed to maintaining the deep and solid bonds of friendship between the peoples of South Africa and Zambia

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