If you missed the medium-term budget policy statement on Wednesday, you weren't the only one.
Members of Parliament (MPs), including President Jacob Zuma, also missed it -- by sleeping through most of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's maiden address.
Thanks to advancements in technology, however, these naps were captured -- and tweeps had a field day with it.
When You Have Stolen Everything, No Need To Hear The Speech About How Bleak The Economy Looks. pic.twitter.com/caj3VCkcYs— John Vlismas (@fortyshort) October 25, 2017
Baba taking a nap 🤣🤣#MTBPS2017— Sikelela Matandela (@ForeverShakes) October 25, 2017
This is unbelievable, the number one sleeping while the Finance minister is giving his #MTBPS2017 We are led.— NGHULELE EDEN (@Tiyiselani_Eden) October 25, 2017
He's not asleep. He's downloading instructions from Moscow. pic.twitter.com/hP3B54jUkf— Mr. Missing (@chestermissing) October 25, 2017
It is not the first time ubaba kaDuduzane has been found far from awake during a budget speech:
In true Twitter style, this wasn't the only humorous observation made by tweeps during the mini-budget:
On the currency
Rand is falling already.— James Styan (@jamesstyan) October 25, 2017
Can someone pick it up please? https://t.co/YfsBuyvoIa
On economic growth
On new boards
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SAA getting a new board, Eskom getting a new board...... EVERYBODY is getting a new board!!!! #MTBPS2017 😅— Caramel♌ (@Vovo_Sigaba) October 25, 2017