When the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni is in his hometown – Tzaneen, you can be sure he will never go back to the City of Gold. He usually visits Muyi Enterprise in Nkowankowa for a bite.
Mboweni has been spotted in Muyi enjoying a meal numerous times in the past few years.
He told the Herald in an exclusive interview that he is an advocate for township economy.
“When I don’t feel like cooking my own meal and I’m in the mood for some well-cooked home pap, braai meat and chakalaka, I come here.
“I also enjoy the atmosphere of Bankuna Street, because it is vibey. I believe it has the potential to be like Vilakazi Street in Soweto, if local entrepreneurs can unite and work together.
“I also love how clean Nkowankowa is,” the minister stated.
During the Easter holiday, Mboweni was also at the eatery with some of his friends and family, who also enjoyed a meal from Muyi. Mathambo Mhlarhi, the owner of Muyi, said he started interacting with the minister on Facebook in 2018.
The young man told the minister about his eatery after Mboweni posted that he supports township economy. On the spot, the minister asked for his contact details.
On a random day, Mhlarhi got a call from Mboweni that he is on his way for lunch. Mhlarhi told the Herald that he has learned a lot from Mboweni as he often gives him life and business advice.
“I’m glad to see that more and more young people are starting to realize that they have to start creating employment for themselves. If Mathambo did not start his own business, he would probably be without a job.
“With the high unemployment rate in our country, it is crucial for people to start their own businesses. The problem with a lot of people is that they are impatient when they start their businesses, they want over night success.
“Life is a complex process, give people value for money and they will keep on coming back and that’s how a business grows,” he added.
He encourages young people to start embarking in the agricultural field because people depend on it for survival. When he is not busy with work, he prefers being in the kitchen cooking up a storm.
“I love cooking, it is therapeutic for me. I once had a Twitter follower inbox me, stating that she wants to hook me up with her single aunt who is a good cook. I found it to be amusing because I don’t really need a woman to cook for me. I believe women are much more than their domestic abilities,” he concluded.
Source: Letaba Herald