Readers decide how much is fair to spend on Ramaphosa's inauguration

Readers decide how much is fair to spend on Ramaphosa's inauguration

The nation is braced for Cyril Ramaphosa to be inaugurated as president of South Africa and we asked readers what the inauguration budget should be.

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With the ANC winning the 2019 general elections, Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration as the president of South Africa is set in stone.

The inauguration ceremonies have traditionally become a costly affair, much to the frustration of many citizens.

With this in mind, conducted an online survey to determine the amount our readers would approve for the budget.

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The responses ranged from the sublime to the hilarious.

Sue Janse van Rensburg said, “Nothing. Let them first get all the money back that was stolen!!”

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Kenneth Kenneth said, “I think is only to buy Red Carpet and few bottles of wines, I think with R1 million it will be a huge success events.”
Mohn Clinton added, “They are so rich, why do they not spend their money on themselves. We don't benefit from this many homeless are struggling to survive.”
Zukisa Dei-sushi Sigoxo commented, “R20 for half of bread and polony as his meal after the speech will be enough. Anyway he will get more money from stealing as usual.”
Thandiswa Theo Lusasa said, “He must pay from his own pocket, he wann save our economy right, that would be a great start.....he can spend any amount from his own pocket we won't have any problem.”
Ephraim Makhele commented, “They can use as much money as they possibly can, at least we know that they did not fill their pockets.”

While some suggested fairly reasonable figures, others motivated for no expenses whatsoever.

Lee-ann Pienaar said, “No money at all do the Nobel thing and feed the orphans or those that are really suffering.”
Lorraine Boshoff added, “With our economy I would earnestly suggest a "bring n braai"...with a cash bar???”

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