One SA Movement speaks out against possible tax increases

The One South Africa Movement says politicians have stolen billions without consequence and because of this, they should pay back by funding the COVID-19 vaccine procurement. The movement is against any tax increases to fund the purchase and rollout of the vaccine. Mmusi Maimane spoke to Tumelo Mothotoane. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The One South Africa Movement said politicians have stolen billions without consequence.

And because of this, they should pay back by funding the COVID-19 vaccine procurement. 

The movement is against any tax increases to fund the purchase and rollout of the vaccine. 

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Its leader Mmusi Maimane said: "I think COVID has devastated South Africa both in terms of the lives that have been lost and certainly, the economy.

"I think South Africans are in a very difficult space, and I think for the government to impose an additional tax is a bit like asking your children -- who have been absolutely traumatised -- to do more than what they can," he said.

"I think a solidarity tax to fund a vaccine actually is an insult to the people of this country."

Source
eNCA

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