Domestic worker's pay doubles after her story was shared on Facebook

Domestic worker's pay doubles after her story was shared on Facebook

- A woman, Mazeeda Limbada, took to Facebook to share the heartbreaking story of Christina Mkhwanazi

- Mkhwanazi works seven days a week as a domestic worker for only R1500

- However, she received a better job offer following Limbada's post

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Limbada shared Mkhwanazi's story on the Everything Musgrave Facebook group on Wednesday, and soon it made a huge difference in the 56-year-old's life.

Mkhwanazi worked 11 hours a day for the past five years at her Musgrave employers for a salary of R1500.

Although she resides on their premises, the domestic worker lives in a room with no electricity and she can only have the family's left over food and dry bread.

“There was not even Rama or something to butter my bread,” she said.

To top it off the mother of four barely ever has the time to see her family and when she ask permission to visit them, her owners would have a problem.

“I work seven days a week and hardly get to go home to my family. When I do want to go home, it becomes an issue. I only get to go home once a month, for one night only,” she said.

However, it appears the Mariannhill resident's luck has changed after Limbada's Facebook post.

Domestic worker's pay doubles after her story was shared on Facebook

Limbada's post of the domestic worker's story. Photo credit: Everything Musgrave group/Facebook

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Briefly.co.za learned following the Facebook post, Mkhwanazi received a much better job offer with a higher salary- she can now work for R3000 and she would have more time for her family since her new employers only require her services five days a week.

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