Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
1 Nov 2019
6:20 am

Stop talking, Tito, and do something about civil service fat cats

Dirk Lotriet

More than 29,000 of those civil servants get more than a million rands annually. Get those 29,000 snouts out of the trough, Tito!

Reducing the public sector wage bill will meet with resistance. Picture: REUTERS

Dear Tito, We understand your message: our economy is in deep trouble. When I listened to your speech on Wednesday, I didn’t see creative solutions. Only the expectation that the taxpayer has to fork out even more. But don’t look at us, the citizens of this weeping country, to turn this ship around. We’re milked dry. It’s not our job to fix the problems government got us into, Tito. I realise everyone is trying to tell you what to do, and that is to be expected. Opinions are, after all, like … well … I almost said opinions are like...