Another late-night Twitter flurry from finance minister Tito Mboweni — and it wasn’t just his chicken that got a grilling. By opening fire on President Edgar Lungu of Zambia’s decision to axe the governor of his country’s central bank, Mboweni earned a rapid and public rebuke from the presidency.

Why such swift and strong condemnation from President Cyril Ramaphosa? Why did Mboweni feel so strongly as to tweet in the first place?

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