Zuma approves salary freeze for public office bearers

Those affected include all members of the national executive, deputy ministers, Members of Parliament and all judges.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma has approved a 0% increase for the annual remuneration for public office bearers.

The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers recommended that there would be no adjustment to their salaries for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Those affected include all members of the national executive, deputy ministers, Members of Parliament and all judges.

The commission further recommended a 4% cost of living to the remuneration of local government and a 6% for all magistrates.