Written responses to the DA’s Parliamentary questions revealed that a sordid fleet of new motors have been snapped up by ministers over the past three years. The Ministerial Handbook gives an allowance of up to R700 000 for Cabinet members to spend on a car of their choice – but the government says the actual upper limit is R800 000.
“Up to eleven vehicles were potentially purchased in contravention of the R700 000 limit by senior members of the Poverty Cabinet, including Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – who spent R806 000 on a luxury car.”
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However, Dlamini-Zuma’s selfish splurge pales into comparison against the worst offenders. Both the minister AND deputy minister of Human Settlements in March 2019 treated themselves to luxury vehicles worth over R1.5 million!
- Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo splashed an eye-watering R1 560 602.80 on a Audi S8 three years ago.
- The deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks got a slightly better deal, spending R1 506 125.45 on the same car.
- The purchase for both vehicles totals R3 066 728.25.
- That’s almost FOUR times more than what NDZ paid for her Volvo.
Today we reveal how Ramaphosa’s Cabinet has blown more than R20 million on buying fuel and 24 brand new luxury vehicles.
11 vehicles were potentially purchased in contravention of the statutory limit.
The DA will now lay a complaint against these crooks! https://t.co/v7Y2WMTsvc
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) March 27, 2022