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The increase in the salary of the South African Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni was condemned by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Friday.
"Cosatu is absolutely appalled that Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has been given a 27,5percent pay rise," said the union.
"For years the governor has been demanding that South Africans tighten their belts in the fight against rising inflation.
"Ten increases in interest rates over two years have inflicted immense hardship on thousands of families struggling to pay the rising interest on their bonds and debts, at a time when they are also struggling to meet the rising cost of food, fuel and electricity."
The rate increases had also seriously slowed down economic growth and the rate at which new jobs had been created, and put existing jobs in jeopardy, as employers battled with their increasing interest payments, Cosatu said.
"Despite all this pain, Mboweni has failed to meet his own target of keeping inflation within the three to six percent range," said the union.
On Thursday, the Bank released its yearly report which stated that Mboweni's salary rose to R3,8 million from the R2,98 million he earned last year. - Sapa