South Africans had a lot to say after it was revealed Ramaphosa's inauguration will cost less than R150 million.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported government has said that less than R150 million will be spent on Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration.
This is down from the R240 million spent on Jacob Zuma's swearing-in in 2014. However, some say the inauguration budget is still too high.
The news sparked quite the reaction and our readers had a lot to say. So, we took a look at some of the comments.
Fiona O'Mahony commented: "Why is it that- with the ANC- everything costs millions? A ceremony in parliament, with all the ANC actually present, awake and on their seats, and the few other parties who got seats, is all that is needed. The ancbc, their TV station could broadcast it to all their sheep and everyone is satisfied. Cost - maybe R 10000 at the most!"
Richard Watson said: "I would love to know what's going to cost 150 million, what are they going to spend it on. People of SA, just think how many young kids could have free education using 150 million, how many houses could be built, how much basic services could have been provided, but nooooo, they would rather have a party at your expense."
Lindokuhle Bongumenzi Mpungose added: "That's 1500 RDP houses at R100 000 a house, or three fully equipped clinics, or one school."
Ursula Candasamy wrote: "Vader van Genade... Lord have mercy.... Are we free or are we Dom... What a screwed up country we live in.... Well Mr President, I hope you sleep well at night on this ka# decision... Cause really now.... We honestly need a more sensible president who will rather think of the extreme poverty and drought, water restrictions and loadshedding, unemployment and crime and various other crisises our country is currently experience, then an inauguration that will cost so much millions!!!!"
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