In an unprecedented move, Mboweni asked South Africans what they would do if they were Finance Minister and had to announce the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement.

The former South African Reserve Bank Governor will on Wednesday announce the statement – his first major task as the country’s latest Finance Minister.

He took over from Nhanhla Nene, who resigned from the position after he revealed that he  had met with the controversial Gupta family on multiple occasions after previously saying he had only met them socially.

Various people responded, from former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to UDM leader Bantu Holomisa – even actor Hlomla Dandala weighed in.

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Ordinary citizens also put their two cents in and provided recommendations such as reducing the size of the Cabinet and cutting back on the perks government Minsters receive.

Other popular recommendations were the Vat exemption of sanitary products, privatisation of South African Airways and reducing taxes for people who pay “black tax”.

Here are just a few of what South Africans said they would do if they were Finance Minister.