The world’s richest woman has compared her ‘struggle’ with that of former South African President Nelson Mandela’s. Speaking to the Herald last night Gina Rinehart spoke of her company’s expansion into Asia, Australia’s relationship with Indonesia and the news that Justin Bieber may replace Paul Walker in Fast and Furious 7.
But what took the air out of the room was her admission that Mandela and herself shared many attributes. “The issue I have is I have to pay workers near Adelaide $40 to $50 an hour, when people who do the same thing in Africa work for $1. That’s not fair, why should Australian workers get so much? So this is my crusade, I’m hunting for worker equality just like Mandela fought for racial equality.”
Mandela’s death this week has sent vibrations across the world, his actions have inspired and it seems that Rinehart is no exception.