No Tito, cut all house and car perks for elected officials – EFF

- | 3 months ago

In spite of their scathing critique of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS), the Economic Freedom Fighters agree with his suggestion that government’s expenditure on perks and wages for elected officials is far too high.

In a statement issued in response to the MTBPS, the EFF reminded South Africans that their founding manifesto says “the manner in which the state is currently structured with regards to benefits and perks given to elected representatives is not only costly, but unethical in that it leads to a social distance between the people and representatives”. The party then repeated their call for “public representation that is not defined by unnecessary luxuries and benefits”.

The EFF has vowed to advocate for a policy position that will see elected officials paying for their own homes and cars using the wages they are paid by the government as opposed to the current status quo that places that financial burden on the state.

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