Should ministers, judges, MPs make salary sacrifices?
Mafutha Mamohlofe Gauteng The move to freeze salaries is a great one considering that, as taxpayers, we are paying for the lifestyles of those office bearers – including for their cars, air travel and subsidised housing. And many of those office bearers are directly or indirectly doing business with government. Mpho B Free State They must cut their salary by 25% in solidarity with those who have no earnings. TT Mohapi via SMS The zero increase is a drop in the ocean. It should be frozen for the next five years. The salaries paid to our public servants – especially top management – are very high. In fact, they are so high that, in 10 years’ time, our salary budget will be unaffordable. Nhlangabezi Ngebulana Eastern Cape Yes, freeze them. They do not plow back into the community. Have you ever heard of any of them getting involved in the communities that they come from? Maria Limpopo I believe they should be as patriotic as they claim to be and say no to salary adjustments to save the country money as they already get fat pay cheques. Joe Gumbi KwaZulu-Natal Even in a dog-eat-dog capitalistic scenario, there’s some semblance of conscience. Archaar Gauteng Only police, teachers and nurses should get a salary increase. Period.