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PHOTOS: With all the Millions they have, See how Simple Cyril Ramaphosa and Tito Mboweni dress

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has joined the ranks of politicians whose fashion sense and shoe game have prompted heated discussion on social media.

This comes after finance minister Tito Mboweni posted a photo of the two of them recently after they had finished their business and were getting ready for the holidays.

However, it wasn't the message that caused a stir on social media, but rather the shoes themselves.

While many Twitter users expressed delight at the reappearance of Mboweni's notorious footwear, it was Ramaphosa's that sparked debate over whether the footwear was appropriate for a president.

Others supported them, pointing out that, in contrast to the general public, Ramaphosa and Mboweni could afford to dress in designer clothes every day, but instead chose to dress in "basic things in life."

Others were quick to suggest locations where Ramaphosa and Mboweni might purchase shoes that were both “simple” and visually appealing, while yet being “simple” in design.

Here's a sampling of what some of the tweeps had to say.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and President Cyril Ramaphosa have been ridiculed for their shoddy footwear! Trolls who made fun of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's shoes have been slapped back at by the minister.

After his viral video of himself and his kids doing the Jerusalema challenge went viral, Mboweni's "worn-out" shoes were teased on social media once again earlier this week.

Following the criticism, Mboweni shared a photograph of the two, which according to Europa Art sell for between R1,000 and R3,000 each.

A photo of the shoes was subsequently shared on Instagram with the caption: "These shoes are Clarks Ok." They are very comfy for the elderly! “For the final time, make fun of them!”

President Cyril Ramaphosa's shoes, Mboweni pointed out, are the same as his, and he wondered why people on Twitter constantly laugh at his shoes but not at President Cyril Ramaphosa's.

“Why do I have to wear my shoes all the time? Why shouldn't it be his? “Take a look!” Mboweni said.

As a result of the fact that he is the president, you do not remark on the same kind of shoes as mine. Actually, mine is superior; they are first-class.”

That's not all, however. The minister's culinary abilities are often questioned. No matter how many pots he plays within the kitchen, he always makes sure to share his creations with his fans via social media.

Some have even referred to him as "the Rasta of cookery," while others have confronted the trolls head-on.

The day has come when people are laughing at Tito Mboweni because he is living within his means and frugally, rather than engaging in the customary ostentatious spending, and it is a sad day." In a few decades, we will have another generation that will be reliant on the children for support,” Rayner said on his Twitter account.

Mboweni, on the other hand, does not appear to mind.

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