Pay demands by junior MPs are ridiculous

The media has reported that ordinary unqualified junior MPs are furious because, according to them, they deserve more than the recently recommended salary increases of 7,5percent.

The media has reported that ordinary unqualified junior MPs are furious because, according to them, they deserve more than the recently recommended salary increases of 7,5percent.

If it is true, then perhaps the minister of finance Trevor Manuel and governor of the Reserve Bank Tito Mboweni should remind these MPs that belt tightening also applies to them.

At nearly R58000 a month plus excellent perks, these unelected MPs are already among the highest paid group of people in South Africa.

Frank Hartry

Kingsburgh.

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