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Tito Mboweni's tribute to former President who died sparks controversy

Mixed tributes are pouring in for Former President FW De Klerk. The latest prominent figure to send condolences to the deceased former President, FW De Klerk is Tito Mboweni. He former Finance Minister says although him and De Klerk had major disagreements, they grew to become friends. "We actually at some point had dinners and smoked Cuban cigars together! Believe it or not. Go well Mr President!!" Mboweni said on Twitter.

Mboweni's tribute has been received with mixed emotions. Some angry citizens saw the message as an insult because according to them, De Klerk was an enemy of black South Africans. Several people labeled Tito Mboweni as a sellout who praised an apartheid agent. "You and your old friends in parliament should follow him soon. The sooner it happens the sooner we can start building this country without people who were friends with mass murderers and apartheid leaders," an angry South African reacted to Mboweni.

Did you have dinner with the families of the victims who lost their lives in the hands of this man? Did they at least get repatriation? Outchea telling the world that you wined and dined the man who killed your own people without intloni. Be shy Tito, umdala, another tweep said.

Meanwhile, several South Africans, including the EFF and ANC Youth League have sent a strong warning to President Cyril Ramaphosa. They say Ramaphosa should not dare honour De Klerk with a state funeral. These structures threaten to stage protests if De Klerk is given a state funeral.


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