Trade unionist and ANC leader in the city council Tony Ehrenreich has called on all high-ranking political leaders to declare their income and amount of expenditure and make it public.
He then urges them to donate a portion towards social initiatives.
He says that citizens deserve to know about the lifestyles of public servants and the lucrative income they earn from other deals.
According to Ehrenreich, the challenge is not only limited to his DA counterparts, but the President of South Africa has an obligation to do this too.
I said both Patricia de Lille, Helen Zille and Jacob Zuma should declare their income and expenditure. This is so people can know what we pay our public servants and what they spend it on.— Tony Ehrenreich, ‚ Cosatu’s Western Cape secretary
Ehrenreich says that the way politicians spend their money reveals their level of connection to communities and commitment to social projects.
He says that public servants should be more invested in public good and the eradication of socio-economic inequality.
Ehrenreich recently announced that he spends half his income on social causes.
According to reports, he declared that he is paid R24 000 by Cosatu and R26 000 by the City of Cape Town‚ and received fees for speaking.
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