Money for jam for those who didn’t crack the nod from Cyril

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Money for jam for those who didn’t crack the nod from Cyril

There are good reasons why cabinet ministers not picked by Ramaphosa should stay on as MPs

Carol Paton

Former cabinet ministers who resign from parliament for financial reasons after not being reappointed would be better advised to stay on and earn MPs’ salaries.

Of the 14 former cabinet ministers who were not picked by President Cyril Ramaphosa, five have resigned, some of them saying they did so to protect their “ministerial pension”. They are Nomaindia Mfeketo, Jeff Radebe, Susan Shabangu, Tokozile Xasa and Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba. 

Mfeketo, a former human settlements minister, said last week: “If you do not resign, you lose your ministerial pension, it goes down really badly, and if you are of age like me you may as well leave parliament and make way for younger people.”..

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