On February 1, SA’s answer to Jamie Oliver — our very own "naked minister", Tito Mboweni — posed a culinary choice to SA Twitter: "The critical decision to be made is whether it will be chicken or beef stew or Lucky Star. Maybe we should vote. Starting now. I will tally the votes and announce. No rigging!!"

For the purposes of this column, I ask you to note only the following detail: instead of using Twitter’s handy, easy-to-use polling function, the Honourable Mboweni decided to haphazardly count the votes himself.

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