Saturday, 2 March 2013

Nathi Blose R264000 monthly salary fail

Credit: Timeslive

I'm not sure what I should file this one under.

The story is that a car driven by the chauffeur son of a KwaZulu-Natal member of provincial legislature, Nathi Blose was involved in an accident and was written off as a result.

But the biggest part of the story - which seems to have been overlooked by everyone - including the journalists who wrote the story is that chauffeurs for KZN provincial legislature members earn R264 000 per month (even if that's an annual package, it's still extraordinarily high for a driver).  I'm guessing it's a misprint and that slip through the editorial net.  But what is is that nobody has contacted the newspaper to enquire if the figure is accurate otherwise they would have offered correction.  The alternative is that nobody thought it's anything out of the ordinary and that's truly scary.

If journalists and consumers of news think there's nothing wrong with squandering our tax money then we're really doomed.

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