Zuma’s salary increases

President Jacob Zuma’s salary increase has been approved, even after opposition parties fought against it, EWN reports.

In January, the Independent Commission on the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers recommended a 5% increase for all office bearers, including the president, deputy president, ministers, deputy ministers and members of parliament, and came before the National Assembly on Thursday for approval.

With the 5% increase, Zuma’s salary will increase by about R130 000, meaning that he would earn just over R2.7m per year.