Govt still splashing out on private jets

2012-10-24 08:52
Kgalema Motlanthe (Picture: Sapa)

Kgalema Motlanthe (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Government is still spending taxpayers’ money on leasing private jets for top officials.

It was revealed by Eyewitness News that Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and his partner flew to Italy on an official visit earlier this month aboard a Boeing 727.

The news agency has repeatedly revealed how tens of millions of rands was spent on travel for government officials when an adequate air force fleet was available.

A photograph on a government website showed Motlanthe and his partner leaving the plane.

The plane is owned by ANC supporter and arms dealer Ivor Ichikowitz and is the same as the one the president used in his controversial trip to the UN last year.

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