Howard Feldman | We should start taking politicians' privileges away from them

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Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni.
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Impractical though it is, if politicians were not allowed generators, inverters, private schooling, medical and private security - and, if they were forced to endure what others do, things would improve, writes Howard Feldman

Mboweni Tito couldn't believe it. It was his first time flying Safair - and he was shocked to find they charged for water.

The former finance minister tweeted that he found the business model "interesting", which is only slightly more perplexing than his surprise that there were no "freebies". One would have thought that, given his prior role and the toll that SAA has taken on the fiscus, he would have investigated alternative and competitive carriers.

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