She wants SA indigenes to live on R753 per month but has been busted spending over ten folds of that amount for just a night in a luxury hotel.
This wouldn’t be the first time such is happening. The Minister has a history of
Quite recently, it was alleged that she spent R1 million each month on first class travel, lodging in 5 star hotels. As alleged, her ministry spent R12 million on travel last year. That equates to R1 million per month.
Following a reply to a DA parliamentary question wherein the Minister of Social Development recommended that SA indigenes – Social Grant beneficiaries – should be able to live on R753 per month and buy “adequate food” with “additional non-food items”, the Democratic Alliance party challenged the Minister to buy R753 of food and essential items for an entire month.
DA demanded Minister Dlamini to join them on a trip to the shops to test her claim that R753 can buy adequate food and other essential items.
That never happened. Instead, the minister was busted in a luxury hotel where she reportedly, spent in one night, over ten folds of what she wanted SA indigenes to survive on in a month.
According to South Africa’s official opposition party, there were “reliably informed that the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, stayed over in a luxury, ocean-facing suite at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks last night.”
“This allegedly cost R11 000” DA stated, and added that the “hotel stay makes it clear that she herself could not survive on the R753 she expects millions of South Africans to live on from month to month.
It is alleged that Minister Dlamini stayed over at this hotel with two other ANC members. The DA will therefore be submitting parliamentary questions to ascertain:
- The reasons for Minister Dlamini’s expensive stay;
- Who accompanied her and the reasons for their attendance; and
- Who footed the bill for this stay?
…This is further evidence of just how much the ANC governs like poor black lives don’t matter to them. This has been compounded by the ANC’s failure to support several proposals made by the DA which would have reallocated R9.52 billion in the 2016/17 budget towards measures that could improve the lives of people in South Africa,” DA stated.