- Briefly.co.za has shared several stories recently concerning former ministers resigning from Parliament
- On social media, many citizens had a lot to say about these resignations
- Many argued that they were merely resigning in order to keep their pensions
Several former government ministers have resigned from Parliament in recent weeks.
The growing list includes Bathabile Dlamini, Derek Hanekom, Jeff Radebe and more.
However, some South Africans on social media argue that these MPs are only resigning because they want to retain their ministerial pensions.
Briefly.co.za took to Facebook to find out what citizens thought of the resignations. Many were critical of these former ministers.
"Ministerial pensions must be abolished," wrote one user, Jessi Gha. "These fat-cats should receive pensions equivalent to our pensioners on a monthly basis."
Raven Nair was similarly scathing, writing, "These are multimillionaires that enjoyed the wealth of the state and did nothing for the poor."
Thato Lingwate pointed out that several of these ministers had served under former president Jacob Zuma.
"Zuma's cabinet following him is very clear that they never served the nation," Lingwate posted. "They wanted to serve themselves and their family."
However, others welcomed the resignations. John Mensha, for example, was pleased that "the old people [are] leaving the space for the young and fresh ones".
Another user, Mandla Gaaje, was also hopeful about the resignations, suggesting that they were leaving Parliament because there was "zero tolerance for corruption under Thuma Mina administration".
It remains to be seen if any other ex-ministers will depart Parliament in the coming weeks.
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