After taxing income earners heavily at every level and in every way conceivable, the government now says you must pay your maid, garden boy K993.
If you own a kantemba or shop, you must pay your workers K1, 698.
Minister of labour Joyce Nonde has announced.
But there has been no corresponding income or salary increase for civil servants and other workers who employ such people. Instead, government has been taken away income through various taxes.