They’re raising your kids’ : Anele stands by domestic worker tweets

Anele Mdoda has clapped back at criticism of her tweet admonishing South Africans who exploit their domestic work sector.

The radio personality came under fire from social media users who claimed she was “tweeting from privilege.”




On Thursday, 5 July, the 947 presenter slammed a job advertisement that offered R2500 for a live-in helper. As of 1 March, the Department of Employment and Labour implemented a new rate of just over R25 or each ordinary hour worked as the country’s minimum wage.
The job ad – which was shared in a Facebook group called “I Know A Guy” – found its way onto Twitter.It read: “Looking for a stay-in helper for my eight-year-old daughter. Please, any recommendations? Salary: R2500. Age: 33-45”

Anele reacted to the ad, sharing her disdain for the person who posted it. She tweeted: “Who is this 33-year-old that must earn R2500 a month? We have to come to terms with the fact that we can’t afford full-time nannies. This is evil”.Responding to the criticism, Anele insisted exploiting domestic workers was “wrong.”

When one follower claimed that many individuals were desperate for cash, forcing them to settle for exploitation, Anele responded: “That’s where the problem lies.”