Mboweni is shameless

UNFAIR HIKE: Tito Mboweni. ©Sowetan.
UNFAIR HIKE: Tito Mboweni. ©Sowetan.

South Africans have learnt with great shock about the 27,5 percent salary hike for Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni.

South Africans have learnt with great shock about the 27,5 percent salary hike for Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni.

This is the public servant who always tells us to tighten our belts yet his is hugely loosened. Sies, Mboweni.

South African citizens must be very angry at being instructed that it is not economically viable for the state to agree to 12 percent increments for public service employees.

It has become common for politicians and other senior government technocrats to come out with guns blazing and to oppose the genuine demands of ordinary workers by claiming that these are unreasonable.

And shortly after making such pronouncements these fat-cat bureaucrats simply amplify their own salaries by alarming margins.

Remember Judge Dikgang Moseneke's commission and large increments for parliamentarians?

Mboweni and his big-bellied buffoons in the Reserve Bank are currently earning millions of rands and live luxurious lives filled with opulence, abundance and unparalleled wealth.

The shocking poverty that exists in working-class communities, such as Ramaphosaville, Mshenguville, Alexandra, the Cape Flats and some areas of Soweto, is mind-boggling.

Mboweni and his crew at the Reserve Bank and on the monetary committee are guilty of causing the deaths of thousands of people as a result of poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

Mboweni and his gang are responsible for perpetuating class divisions in this country.

Mboweni and company have endorsed the notion that poor people must continue to perform the donkey work and earn slave wages while the elite continue to loot the coffers of the state by paying themselves millions of rands.

Surely, we do not need the headache called Mboweni in the Zuma administration. We have capable economic and financial gurus who are genuinely sympathetic to the plight of poor people. Now it is their turn to run the Reserve Bank and other financial institutions.

Benzi Soko, Auckland Park

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