Tweeps react to Mercedes-Benz' R10 billion plant investment: It's not enough!

Tweeps react to Mercedes-Benz' R10 billion plant investment: It's not enough!

Social media users reacted to luxury car giant Mercedes-Benz investing R10 billion in their East London plant.

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As reported earlier, Mercedes-Benz announced it would be investing R10 billion its East London car manufacturing plant.

The investment will transform the plant into a world-class facility and create hundreds of new jobs, which prompted Ramaphosa to say it proved South Africa can sustain an advanced manufacturing sector.

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However, a lot of South Africans do not share the head of state’s enthusiasm, as they believe the investment is not enough to make a substantial difference, nor are they guaranteed local people would be employed.

Others pointed out that those who do get employed would probably be working for the minimum wage of R3500 a month.

Kagiso Ntshabele said, “creating jobs for R3500 a month, that's not jobs you're just keeping people busy”.

Luckily, there were those who saw the positive side of the massive investment, which they said was welcome in South Africa.

One man just pointed out the image of Ramaphosa in front of the Mercedes-Benz logo made it look as if he had horns.

And, as any other conversation about the South African economy, the discussion soon led to the land issue as well.

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