SA youth feels betrayed after 62yr old Mboweni prepares for a job interview
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Tito Mboweni enjoys the controversy around his tweets. His tweets always have over 200 comments and even more retweets. If he is not swimming his chicken in water, garlic and green peppers, he's tweeting about African cultures needing to be scraped off because they are dehumanising.
Recently, he wrote a tweet that felt like mockery to the youth of South Africa. It is no secret that the youth of South Africa faces the highest unemployment in the world. Our unemployment rate matches those of countries that are at war and that highlights the gravity of our unemployment situation.
Fortunately for Tito Mboweni, he was able to land a job interview even though he is well over the youth bracket of 18-35. Tito Mboweni has enjoyed years and years in the government office, years in which he and his comrades did very little to elevate youth and black people. Now, instead of allowing people in need of jobs to apply for jobs, he's overtaking skilled youth and applying for the job.
Why is Tito Mboweni still applying for jobs? When employment opportunities come with an "18-35 years" tag, it only applies to people living in poverty and without connections? He could argue that he has the required skills but that should worry us. Why is a 62-year-old amongst a few people to have skills?
Tito Mboweni should be retired and enjoying his farming. He could claim that he has the necessary skills but his skills should also be observed by someone younger than him. If not, there's a problem of gatekeeping some skills so that people like him are employed until they die.
Are tweeps wrong for feeling betrayed that Tito Mboweni secured an interview?
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January 27, 2022.
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