Baleka Mbete — PICTURE: GALLO IMAGES As a leader of a minority party‚ the Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema earns R1 222 606 a year or R101 885 a month‚ according to Africa Check.This is quite a bit more than what the average MP earns‚ which is R1 033 434 a year‚ or R86 120 a month.The highest-paid members of Parliament are National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and her counterpart in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP)‚ Thandi Modise‚ who each earned a whopping R2 716 798 a year as of April 1 2015‚ according to the government gazette. That averages out to R226 400 a month.Their salaries‚ according to Africa Check‚ are the same as that of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.Cabinet ministers get R2 309 262 a year‚ or R192 439 a month. Not a bad salary if you can get it — especially if you take the occasional nap‚ as the EFF‚ who seem to have taken on the role of Parliament’s nap prefects‚ accused minister of international relations‚ Maite Nkoana Mashabane‚ of doing du...

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