Another politician has splashed out on expensive wheels‚ despite government telling taxpayers they are cutting down their spending on frills.
The Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration‚ Ms Ayanda Dlodlo‚ spent R1.5 million on two cars in the space of 18 days.
This was revealed in reply to a parliamentary question posed by the Democratic Alliance MP Desiree Van Der Walt.
On 2 June 2016‚ an Audi A8 3.0 TDI Quatrro Tip-tronic was purchased for R750‚000 and on 20 June 2016‚ an Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Tip-tronic was purchased for R735‚700.
“It is wasteful expenditure like this that has created the lost generation‚ the millions of young people that have given up on ever finding work because the ANC would rather spend money on fancy cars than on quality basic education and skills development for our young people.
The DA will not let this shocking abuse of public money stand and call on Deputy Minister Dlodlo to return the cars and opt for a more appropriate one‚” Van Der Walt said in a statement.