"Disgusting": SA Reacts to Government Offering Cleaners R2.5k Salary

"Disgusting": SA Reacts to Government Offering Cleaners R2.5k Salary

- A South African Twitter user recently headed online to share a snap of a government advertisement for a cleaning position

- According to the ad, the government is looking to pay the willing incumbent a meagre R2 500

- South Africans are outraged over this extremely low number and have criticised the government harshly about it in the comment section

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A local Twitter user recently headed online to share an image taken of a job advertisement that was put out by The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. The job advertised is a position for two cleaners.

"Disgusting": SA Reacts to Government Offering Cleaners R2.5k Salary
SA is outraged by low govt salaries for cleaners. Image: Unsplash
Source: UGC

What sparked outrage from the snap was the fact that the salary offered for the willing employees was only R2 500, barely enough for travelling fare, let alone groceries, housing and all of life's other necessities.

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"R2 500 salary!? This can’t be real," @Wandaarr captioned the snap.

South Africans could not deal with the post and shared various reactions to it in the comment section. Read a few of their thoughts below:

@John_Gush

" 'Performance agreement'... These jokes write themselves!"

@wiittness said:

"Imagine, people wear shirts that cost R2 600."

@Monroe244 said:

"Aai never."

@Mogwasa1 said:

"If this is happening in the justice space, what about private?"

@senne_tshwana said:

"This is pathetic and disgusting, to say the least"

@ChrisCycad said:

"Maybe the date is wrong, must be 1921."

@VladimirPutinys said:

"R2 500 & performance agreement."

@ProtegeM7 said:

"It is, that's how much cleaners earn."

In other Briefly News, two Tshwane DA councillors, Ernst Botha and Johan Welmans, have been accused by ANC Tshwane chairperson Dr Kgosi Maepa of fraudulently receiving salaries of about a whopping R52 000 each.

According to Maepa, who has since taken the matter up with Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane, the two councillors have been receiving their salaries despite the fact that they no longer live in the Tshwane area while the Electoral Act says that councillors must stay in the area of jurisdiction.

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Maepa has also claimed to have evidence that Mr Botha had taken residence in Oceana, New Zealand while Welmans, who, according to Maepa, has sold his Tshwane property, now lives somewhere in the Western Cape.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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