Getting your domestic worker to walk your dogs is wrong: Maimane

Democratic Alliance head Mmusi Maimane says that it is “unjustifiable” and wrong for employers to get their domestic workers to walk their dogs.

“Went for a run this am. It’s astounding how many domestic workers are walking their employers dogs. It’s in my view, wrong and unjustifiable,” Maimane said on social media site, Twitter, on Tuesday.

The DA lead’s comment immediately sparked debate on the social media platform as users either agreed with him, or pointed out potential flaws in his statement.

Here are some of the most popular responses:

More than one million domestic workers are employed in South Africa – often without contract, which can lead to exploitation, particularly when it comes to pay and hours worked.

In order to help address the latter issue, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa noted last month, that a panel of advisors on the national minimum wage had settled on a proposed figure of R3,500 per month.

That amounts to approximately R20 per hour.

Read: You will have to pay your domestic worker more from December

Latest news

Partner Content

Show comments

Follow us