This is coming at a time of regressive and embarrassing youth unemployment with an attendant high crime rate across the country.

Political scientists in South Africa believe that the pay package for politicians is getting too much by the day.

Hence, the sudden information that Parliament will pay R76-million to MPs who didn’t make comeback, has now sparked a huge public discussions.

This is coming at a time of regressive and embarrassing youth unemployment with an attendant high crime rate across the country.

Parliament will pay R76m in “loss-of-office-gratuities” to MPs that failed to make a comeback after the elections, but some of them are refusing to vacate state-allocated houses, despite the added sweetener.

The splurge on “gratuities” to MPs who did not return to parliament after the May 8 election was confirmed by Joe Nkuna, the acting chief financial officer, who told a meeting that was discussing parliament’s finances that the legislature had so far forked out R76m of taxpayers’ money to top up the retirement packages of exiting MPs.

Full story in the Sunday Times.

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This is coming at a time of regressive and embarrassing youth unemployment with an attendant high crime rate across the country. Political scientists in South Africa believe that the pay package for politicians is getting too much by the day. Hence, the sudden information that Parliament will pay R76-million to MPs...