Swaziland MPs accepting salary cut
By Khanyisa Tabata
26 March 2011
Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini says his
cabinet ministers have accepted a 10 percent salary cut as the country battles its way out of a budget crisis.
Civil servants last week protested against government moves to slash its wage bill, required by the International Monetary Fund for the kingdom to access much-needed loans.
Dlamini told the media that there clearly needs to be an appropriate level of sacrifice within the civil service and parliament to reduce the payroll cost to a manageable level.