TOM EATON | The DA is wrong. SOEs aren’t zombies, they’re another genus
Tito Mboweni is unhappy with the party’s description and he’d be right. The DA is giving them too much credit
Finance minister Tito Mboweni has objected to the DA referring to state-owned enterprises as “zombies” and I am inclined to agree with him. In this instance the DA has overstepped badly and is being very unfair and unkind to zombies.
On Wednesday evening, as the DA criticised the minister’s mini-budget and made the hurtful comment in question, Mboweni struggled to hide his irritation.
“I think the DA must do their work first before they make grandstanding statements like that,” he told the press. “And I don’t take kindly [to it] referring to state-owned enterprises as ‘zombies’. They are not zombies. In fact, their [the DA] behaviour is zombie-like.”..