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The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - JM Bou­vier

READ­ING the as­ton­ish­ing news that an exit pack­age of R2 bil­lion is be­ing ne­go­ti­ated with Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma so he can leave of­fice adds more weight, once more, to what we have seen over the years that the more cor­rupt you are, the big­ger the golden hand­shake.

I won­der how many hon­est pub­lic ser­vants have been re­warded and given the huge amounts that the in­ner cir­cle of the pres­i­dent’s loot­ers have, or the pro­mo­tions to an­other lu­cra­tive post when it was be­com­ing too hot in their cur­rent po­si­tion.

It brings to mind the wise words of a leg­end of over 2 500 years ago, namely Ae­sop the fa­mous Greek fa­ble au­thor, who said “that we hang petty thieves and ap­point the great ones to pub­lic of­fice”. Bryanston

Are hon­est pub­lic ser­vants be­ing re­warded?

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