Anger over municipality's Nando's meals

2013-10-11 08:44
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Johannesburg - The ANC and DA are in a dispute over the excessive spending on Nando's meals in the Mahikeng municipality, The Star reported on Friday.

The Democratic Alliance's North West leader Chris Hattingh reportedly said that during a discussion at Mahikeng's municipal public accounts committee (MPAC) it was revealed that the African National Congress had spent R132 585 of council money on Nando's food between 15 March and 18 April.

According to Beeld, it is unclear exactly what this was for, and who ate the chicken meals.

Mahikeng's mayoral committee member on communication and marketing, Pontsho Tabane, said the DA's figures were wrong and that the municipality had only spent R45 000 on 2 300 volunteers over 10 days.

According to the newspaper, the ANC claimed that the "black people" of Mahikeng deserved to be fed Nando's after volunteering to clean their town for free.

"We had to rope in 2 300 volunteers to assist in restoring the glory of the city," Tabane reportedly told the paper.

Hattingh said he had flagged the matter with the Auditor General who conceded that it was a serious concern, the paper reported.

"This is without doubt the most excessive and pointless instance of fruitless and wasteful expenditure in the North West province's history," Hattingh reportedly told the paper.

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