- Financial planner Richard Muller took to social media to bid South Africa a salty farewell
- Sharing a stamp indicating his immigration to New Zealand, Muller expressed his relief at leaving Mzansi
- The post generated immense criticism, including from EFF leader Julius Malema
Richard Muller is clearly ecstatic about his new lease on life after moving to New Zealand.
In a social media post, the financial planner shared an official stamp, commenting that:
"And so South Africa loses another productive, employment-creating family. Tired of paying more than R400 000 p.a. in income taxes for zero family benefit. Tired of crime, of living in fear, of endless, unpunished state theft & corruption. Of reading about it all by candlelight."
But the comment has been met with fierce criticism from fellow South Africans, including none other than Julius Malema himself.
The Red Beret leader commented on the post that Muller should leave the country in silence, saying:
"Don’t make noise, quiet please. Ssshhh, bloody fool."
While many citizens could relate to the jabs over Eskom and state capture, numerous people clearly felt that the nation would pull itself out of the current economic rut.
While the majority of the comments were backlash, some felt Muller had done the right thing by choosing to protest his family's interests.
Former Cape Times editor Gasant Abarder weighed in on the situation, commenting that:
"Have you emigrated? Never apologise for seeking a better life for your family, sir."
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