Cabinet began a debate about introducing an economic relief package at its two-day biannual planning meeting on Monday to shield restless South Africans from the worst cost of living crisis in more than a decade.

“Lekgotla is going to come out with a package with regards to how we improve the situation,” said Mondli Gungubele, minister in the presidency. “I have no doubt that there will be something about those issues but I cannot give you [specifics].”..

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