Isn't this a cool thing to read, hot on the heels of my posts on prophecy and corruption? Thanks to Common Dialogue.
Millionaire businessman Philani Mavundla is arguably the country’s richest mayor – and has turned down his R700,000 annual salary to work for free.
The newly elected ANC mayor of Greytown, a bustling town in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands, this week revealed that he had no need for his mayoral salary and perks.
Instead he will use the money to upgrade the town’s pothole-riddled roads and create jobs.
Now this guy is a breath of fresh air where everybody wants to loot. Maybe we should set a standard for presidents as well, where the prerequisite for running for the country’s top office should be a certain amount of personal wealth – just to ensure the temptation to steal is reduced. And also to ensure that you are in it to help the country not for personal gain.
We pray for the town of Greytown and its leaders every week in our intercessory prayers :-)