It has been revealed that Deputy Minister Dlodlo, the Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration spent R1.5 million within 18 days on two cars.
The revelation was made by a reply to a DA parliamentary question. As exposed, Deputy Minister Dlodlo last year, spent the millions on two luxury Audis in 3 weeks.
According to the reply, the first car – an Audi A8 3.0 TDI Quatrro Tip-tronic – was purchased on the 2nd of June 2016 for R750,000.
The second, an Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDI Tip-tronic was purchased for R735,700 on 20 June 2016.
Reacting to the revelation, the Democratic Alliance (DA) party agitated that it will not let the “shocking abuse of public money stand.”
Already, the party has demanded of Deputy Minister Dlodlo to return the cars and go for a more appropriate one.
“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,” DA stated.
Quite recently, DA revealed that the ANC Mayor of Molemole wasted public money to bless himself with a luxury Mercedes Benz GLE 4×4 costing R1 million.
According to the party, the blessing was extended to the Molemole Speaker, Mpelege Moreroa who received another luxury 4×4 costing over R500,000.00.
“Collectively, the obscenely wasteful spending for these two ANC officials totals R1,5 million, which is money that will never make its way to the delivery of services for the people of Molemole.
“In a Municipality that spends most of its budget on salaries and only 27% on service delivery, this waste of R1,5 million on luxury cars for politicians is a disgrace.
“Most of these salaries go to ANC cadres. National Treasury requires Municipalities to spend upwards of 60% of their budgets on service delivery, but Molemole falls enormously short of this,” DA wailed.