Tito Mboweni reveals he’s always fond of Bongani Bongo

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Tito Mboweni reveals he's always fond of Bongani Bongo
KEEP THEM GUESSING: Former finance minister Tito Mboweni is up and down in the hills of Magoebaskloof holding cryptic meetings over the past couple of weeks with various leaders but remains mum on what the tea parties are about. PICTURE BY: BBC

He says he’s not divulging what they discussed when they met for their Limpopo lunch.


Recently resigned finance minister Tito Mboweni says he has always been fond of former intelligence minister Bongani Bongo.

Mboweni said he’s keeping mum on what was discussed during his lunch meeting with Bongo. 

“It is good like that to keep people guessing. In politics, you must always be ahead of your opponents and competitors. Keep them guessing whilst you plan and execute your next steps,” he said.

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Both Mboweni and Bongo are NEC members and ANC deployees in Limpopo.

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Mboweni recently asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to relieve him of his duties during a recent cabinet reshuffle on 5 August 2021 – and was replaced by ANC economic policy head Enoch Godongwane.

After the cabinet reshuffle, Mboweni tweeted he was now ready for a “new journey” in his life and people should just “watch this space”.

He shared snaps of himself with Bongo at the Monya’s Restaurant in Tzaneen, Limpopo, on 12 August 2021, with his followers asking he has now “jumped the gun” to join the Zuma camp.

Tito Mboweni, who likes former Intelligence minister Bongani Bongo so much that he invited him to Monya’s restaurant in Tzaneen last week. PIC Twitter

He said he “always liked” the young Bongo and was pleased to have a sit down with him. Both are not divulging what the meeting was all about and senior leaders in the ANC are said to have bombarded Bongo with calls and WhatsApp, asking about the Monya’s Restaurant meeting.

When asked for comment on their meeting, Bongo declined to divulge how the meeting with Mboweni came about. 

“You must just know that it was a good meeting and we chatted nicely,” he said.

(edited by ZK)

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