Maimane says teachers and nurses are not paid enough, calls for change

Maimane says teachers and nurses are not paid enough, calls for change

- Mmusi Maimane has voiced his support for teachers and nurses online

- The former DA leader said educators and healthcare workers are underpaid in South Africa

- The 40-year-old politician called for change in regards to the salaries of the mention professions

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Mmusi Maimane has been vocal about his opposition to schools reopening while the country is still fighting the coronavirus.

The former DA leader believes the decision not only endangers the lives of kids, but teachers as well.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Maimane said teachers are not paid enough in South Africa and it should change.

Take a look at his post below:

Maimane added in another post that along with teachers, nurses too are underpaid.

He said:

"Those two sectors have been overlooked and underpaid for too long. They must be the priority when salaries are revised."

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South Africans agreed with Maimane and some pointed out the amount of money the Cuban doctors are being paid in the country.

Sabelo Nxumalo, who goes by the Twitter handle @SabeloN47914637, commented:

"Yet we are paying millions to the Cubans, on whose authority... sick."

Others added that police officers and SANDF members, amongst others, also deserve more money.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported the hefty bill to have Cuban doctors assisting South Africans in the fight against Covid-19 has numerous eyebrows raising.

The salaries alone for the foreign experts are set to reach over R230 million over the course of a year. The Democratic Alliance wants to know exactly who will be footing the bill the is expected to reach nearly R440 million.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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