JOHANNESBURG

South Africa’s president and his cabinet will take a 33% pay cut for the next three months to contribute to a fund to help the nation cope with the novel coronavirus pandemic.  

Addressing the nation Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country is in a situation that demands swift action and exceptional methods, including the mobilization of every resource. 

“From across society, companies and individuals have come forward to provide financial and other assistance. 

“In support of this effort, we have decided that the president, deputy president, ministers and deputy ministers will each take a one-third cut in their

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