Sus­pend the ‘crooks’ without pay, please

The Citizen (KZN) - - Letters -

Govern­ment of­fi­cials caught steal­ing should not be paid while on sus­pen­sion, writes Sharon.

Ev­ery day, I read the news­pa­per and lis­ten to the news – and not a day goes by without the in­evitable story of an­other govern­ment em­ployee steal­ing from the peo­ple of South Africa.

It’s ab­so­lutely amaz­ing to read that not only have they stolen money, but the ones that are caught are sus­pended with full pay.

It also takes years for any­thing to ac­tu­ally hap­pen to these thieves. They rake in an ab­so­lute for­tune which the peo­ple of South Africa are pay­ing.

These par­a­sites should not be paid while on sus­pen­sion and if – and I say a big if – the per­son is not guilty, they can be paid back.

An ab­so­lute for­tune would be saved.

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