Zuma approves 0% increase for top government earners

President  Jacob Zuma. Picture: Neil McCartney

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Neil McCartney

This also applies to premiers, mayors, judges and royalty.

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday announced his acceptance of a 0% salary increase for political office bearers.

The moratorium on salary increases, as recommended by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers for the 2016/17 financial year, applies to the president, deputy president, ministers and deputy ministers.

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It also applies to premiers, mayors, members of provincial executives legislatures, judges, kings, queens and deputy chairpersons of provincial houses of traditional leaders.

“Salaries and allowances of different categories of public office bearers are determined by the President, after taking into account, amongst others, the recommendation of the Commission,” Zuma’s office said in a statement.

Zuma also accepted a recommendation that municipal councillors receive a 4% “cost-of-living adjustment”, while magistrate’s will receive a 6% increase.

– African News Agency

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