South Africans were left in disbelief following the revelation shared by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni and Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula took an open and honest approach recently, as they divulged the earnings of Members of Parliament.
The eye-watering salaries mean that a normal MP earns in excess of R1-million.
Ministers like Mbaks and Mboweni earn around R2.4-million, while President Ramaphosa is on the cusp of earning R3-million.
Briefly.co.za recently reported that Mbaks received an unflattering response when he shared the news via Twitter.
However, Briefly.co.za's own Facebook post on the matter invoked a strong public response and we've shared some of the comments here.
Based on the feedback, it seems many were surprised to hear of the excessive salaries.
The overall consensus was one of anger and frustration based on the high unemployment rate, failing economy and widespread corruption.
Eugene Mthombeni said,
"We're rewarding the lot for their mediocrity...with the country burning from lack of service-delivery, crime, unemployment, uncontrollable illegal immigration, their corruption, load-shedding, stagnant economic growth and a litany of other grinding issues, one can confidently say this lot is not earning their keep nxxx!"
Susie Snyman added,
"The government Anc earn 7 numbers its crazy, the country is im darkness, that's why mr Ramaposa and his minister not knowing whats going on the ground..people sleeps on the sideways no food no work, starving and the fat cats, what are they doing, only mr Tito he is struggling to find money to pay the fat cats and the thousands and thousand in the government.. Country in state of collision."
Lerato Mamabolo said,
"They must bail out eskom with their salaries."
Leonel Simango added,
"They are Gods of South Africa."
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