The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers has recommended a 5% increase on remuneration for President Jacob Zuma for the 2015/16 financial year.
This will see the country’s leader receive an additional R100,000 annually, taking his salary from R2.75 million to R2.89 million, if approved.
Zuma’s salary is the not the only expense South African tax payers have to fork out for to keep the president comfortable, though.
Here’s how much is spent on President Zuma each year, based on available information.
What taxpayers spend on Zuma
Salary – If the latest increase is approved, Zuma will take home R2.89 million in the next financial year.
Spousal support – Three of Zuma’s wives are supported, which reportedly cost R54.6 million during his first terms in office.