Finance minister Tito Mboweni, who has taken to Twitter to declare war on the media has been advised by the DA to desist from from the practice. In much the same way that US President Donald Trump expresses his views on Twitter, Mboweni took to the social media channel on Wednesday to observe that: “It is fascinating and shocking when one is back to REALPOLITIK from the private sector! I am ready!!”

Then, in several tweets starting at 10.18pm on Thursday night, he continued saying that “wars start in different ways. Spears and shields, gun powder, bullets and now through media: printed and electronic (eg trade wars by a super power President) and then social media!! Well the SA Editors must be Editors!! If needs be we will be forced into the fight, WAR!” “The problem is that there will be COLLATERAL DAMAGE. Many people might not know this, I am a product of the warrior commanders of the mighty Zulu Army from the northern part of KZN eNgwavuma, we fear nothing. We die only with...

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