Mayor rents Beemer at R60 000 a month

2011-06-08 09:42

Johannesburg - The struggling Madibeng municipality in the North West is renting a BMW at R2 025 a day for the new executive mayor.

The total rental cost for the month for which it plans to hire the car is close to R60 000, but it could be more, depending on how much it is driven.

The mayor, Mpho Poppy Magongoa, apparently started using the car on Monday or Tuesday.

The Madibeng municipality - which includes Brits, Hartbeespoort and surrounds - was under administration for the past 18 months. After the recent municipal elections, this status lapsed automatically.

'Temporary arrangement'

Municipal spokesperson Patrick Morathi said on Tuesday that the BMW was hired from Avis but that it was only “a temporary arrangement”.

According to him the former official car, a Range Rover 4.2, had several problems which made it unsafe.

It was bought in 2009 with a 100 000km or three-year service plan.

"So far, it has driven 88 000km,” he said, but added that the brakes were faulty and the car “vibrated” when it drove at 120km/h.

The Range Rover has apparently been taken for repairs several times but according to Morathi, it is still not fully repaired.

The municipality wants to sell it and buy another official car for the mayor.

The BMW will provisionally be hired for just a month, said Morathi.

It appears to be a BMW 523i, but Morathi couldn’t confirm this.

Not budgeted for

Eddie Barlow, a DA councillor in Madibeng, said the municipality had not budgeted for the rental of a BMW.

"Apart from the monthly car hire, the municipality has to pay R4 per kilometre for every kilometre that the mayor drives over 300km a day. That could easily happen when she drives to Mahikeng, for instance. Petrol costs are then still added to this,” said Barlow.

Avis’s luxury fleet could not give rental fees for the BMW 523i, but said the BMW 528i was rented out at R2 130 per day, with possible kilometre cost excluded.

An extensive audit of the Madibeng municipality carried out in 2010 brought to light mismanagement of project money to the tune of R100m.

Senior officials, among them former municipal manager Philemon Mapulane, were axed.

According to Barlow, ratepayers owe the municipality about R500m as a result of the poor payment of services.

  • Tamsin O - 2011-06-08 09:52

    lol - there goes the ANC voter's belief in service delivery!

      De_La_Rey - 2011-06-08 10:14

      I have a '86 Nissan Sentra for sale if the ANC is interested.

      Francois - 2011-06-08 10:19

      What is wrong with a Volkswagen Golf?

      TiredOfCrime - 2011-06-08 10:24

      Sad thing is...the voters are sheep....believe whatever chief says...ishh

      REVO - 2011-06-08 10:24 we go. Who wants to bet the car will be written off within 2 months.

      Smaal - 2011-06-08 10:35

      Thus I have run out of sympathy for these ANC supporters a long time ago. They get what they deserve. Too bad decent hardworking citizens will have to fork out even more to cover these ANC leeches.

      Snys - 2011-06-08 10:51

      The only delivery they know is for a expensive car to be delivered!

      Francois - 2011-06-08 10:51

      I am in for the bet: I think the car will be sold at below market price to Roux Shabangu and the rerented to the mayor of Madibeng for R 4000 per day.

      Almaki - 2011-06-08 12:27

      @ Mishka: Excellent idea - they can get her a Ka!

      McDaNife - 2011-06-08 12:30

      A couple weeks ago they promised service delivery but as usual this takes second place coz the the councillors and mayors have to take advantage of the perks. THis is why corruption is so rife.

      K_za - 2011-06-08 12:36

      Well the KA is the best value for money. We own one as our commuter and much to my surprise it's amazing!!! Oh and it's FORD.

      De_La_Rey - 2011-06-08 13:00

      No you can't give her a Ford. The valves even burn when its standing in the sun while switched off.

      p123 - 2011-06-08 13:35

      Blindly loyal ANC voters truly are brain-dead. It really is so sad, if only they would use the barins they were born with!!! Once the ANC pass the SECRECY BILL we won't know about stuff like this, then ANC corruption can gather full steam!!! So so sad...

      ? - 2011-06-08 17:40

      give me a shweet beemer too

      Lekker Jan - 2011-06-09 02:39

      What? NOTHING is going to stop the ANC voter's belief in them!

      knalpot - 2011-06-09 06:00

      Her butt is too big for a VW Golf

      Zanu - 2011-06-10 15:07

      from the bible, "Amalek" BM will eventually get hijacked anyways

  • Pigmalion - 2011-06-08 09:57

    Ha ha ha!!! Viva ANC Viva!!

      Warren - 2011-06-08 20:47

      I agree 100% with Pigmalion. Stop moaning & start laughing (at cANCer & their sheep), unless ofcourse you live in the Madibeng area. Whaaaaahaaaaahaaaaahaaaaahaaaaa!!!

  • Heks - 2011-06-08 09:58

    This is absolute nonsense! The ratepayers must not take this woman's fancies. They are just being raped and nothing is done to curb this spending

      TiredOfCrime - 2011-06-08 10:25

      Umm, seems they like it...well at least sales are up for Vaseline...

      Voidy - 2011-06-08 10:52

      This is why they voted ANC, to be poor and give the money to the fatcats. Believe me they are not stupid, they are just suckers for punishment.

      Worldwise - 2011-06-08 13:43

      They actually like seeing their leaders in flashy cars and believe their status warrants it. Its a black culture thing. The chief has the absolute say and all the rights. No matter how poor it makes the subjects and how much they must suffer to support the chiefs whims, just because he/she is the chief. No other reason required.

      Sizwe Mogale - 2011-06-08 16:18

      @WorldWise excuse me? How are you qualified to speak about black culture? If you are black then I'm sure you wouldn't make blanket statement like that about our culture. I'm black and this is certainly not any culture I partake in or support. Stop saying stupid things please

      thrones - 2011-06-08 16:45

      @Sizwe Mogale, you may not partake or support it but the sheep do and they rule in a democracy like ours.

      tryanything - 2011-06-09 08:48

      Black culture is to steal and impoverish.

      Organist-1 - 2011-06-09 10:39

      Not nonsense for the sheep. They can't think. Just do as they are told. Ratepayers? you must be joking. They don't have money to pay rates. They believe everything is for free, and what's not free they steal from someone else. Nothing will be done to curb this spending. The ANC will loose too many votes otherwise. Else for show, they use Boesaks idea of prison with revolving doors. Fire, go in one prison door, Exit again in the afternoon and get re-hired in the same job. ha ha ha. lol

  • DarkAngel - 2011-06-08 09:58

    who the hell buys a Range Rover as an official mayoral car???? Can you imagine how many hungry children can benefit from R2000 per day?? Vote ANC - you'll always be poor and hungry

      Mandasil - 2011-06-08 10:54

      DarkAngel, the sad part is that the Range Rover is a 2009 model with 88000km done on a service plan. My questions are: 1. WHERE was it being serviced? Surely the AGENTS should have done all the services and the vehicle should still be in good condition for another 88000km. 2. Why can the faults not be resolved? Probably because the vehicle has been abused and the AGENTS service plan does not cover abuse!! I am sure that the faults CAN be repaired, and WON't cost R60 000 to fix, even if it IS a Land Rover. Also imagine the fuel bill of running a 4.2lt V8 these days? Could they not have opted for the Tdi in the 1st place?

      Rodney Emmerich - 2011-06-08 11:03

      Range Rover driven by Rand Lover

      Sedick - 2011-06-08 11:25

      If they were to feed all the hungry children, they would not be able to blame the past anymore....warrantees are not honoured when you transport sheep around in the vehicle.....Blehhhhhhh

      OB1 - 2011-06-08 11:27

      some poor folks don't even make that in a month.

      jevoixtout - 2011-06-08 13:26

      Well they bought Range Rover, more than likely skipped a few payments and it was repo'd. Now they have a rate payers believe that Range Rover are unable to balance the front tyre. My take is, hitting huge potholes (which they should have had fixed)eventaully took it's toll on their chariot while driving like lunatics with blue lights flashing between banquets, soccer matches, weddings and mass gatherings, official openings of gambling establishments and tender meetings.

      Hennie - 2011-06-08 15:39

      @OB1 Hell some rich folks don't make that much a month :P

      latinlyrics - 2011-06-08 16:08

      @Mchana----Thats right... keep blaming the past... Most of the current voters were only old enough to vote post apartheid... so dont refer to anyone as "Your apartheid government". The ANC is just another political party that is following in the footsteps of other african countries... They made exactly the same mistakes with the support of blind voters like you! In the end you will look for refuge in another country and again blame apartheid. Its been almost 20 years!!! ANC is corrupt time for a serious government!

      Tea party - 2011-06-08 16:23

      Judged by the state of the municipality the mayor should be driving a volksie, not an expensive car!!!!

      shaun.cousins1 - 2011-06-09 09:18

      You forget the driver to drive her around extra R2000, and bodyguards another R2000....Price on the dumb anc supporters who are starving......PRICELESS

      capetonian - 2011-06-09 15:41

      Helen Zille drives around in a Toyota Prius - at least she did while Mayor of Cape Town. Oh yes! She's also a Madam according to Julius who uses a Range Rover amongst whatever other luxury cars he can lay his fat little fingers on!! These morons are ill-equipped to run successful functioning municipalities, let alone cities, provinces and the country!!

      Frungy - 2011-06-10 03:51

      I just did the math quickly. Assuming the Range Rover was bought early in 2009 that mileage (88 000km) comes to more than 120km per day. Doesn't that stike anyone else as odd? I mean 120 km EVERY DAY for the last two years, including weekends? I just don't see how the Mayor should be doing that sort of mileage on council business EVERY DAY. Surely this should be raising alarm bells somewhere? Who is using that car ACTUALLY?

  • Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-06-08 10:00

    Hahahaha prepare urself 4 alot more of this!!! U got what u voted 4 so we dont wana hear any complaints! So please just behave and start taking responsibility 4 ur actions!

      Mandasil - 2011-06-08 10:56

      I did NOT vote for these idiots, I paid for my education!!

      OB1 - 2011-06-08 11:28

      Mandasil, thats good, but I think he was referring to those who did vote ANC

      Other Justin - 2011-06-08 11:57

      Madasil, my sympathies, but I think he was refering to cANCer voters. I am in the same boat as you, I never voted for the cANCer, but I am paying for their round trip on the gravy train.........Sad, I know.

      Andre Conradie - 2011-06-08 12:19

      @Kpt_Keyboard - How old are you, you type like a ten year old.

      Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-06-08 12:34

      paradoks almost bru, i'm 9... if i knew this was a typing contest i wouda given this to my eng teacher to read first. thanks 4 ur great input!!! rofl (and 4 those of u who dont know -roll on floor laughing)

      Worldwise - 2011-06-08 13:58

      Dear Kpt Keyboard. The reason we have rules of spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing has several reasons. If everyone writes using the same convention, it makes it so much easier to read and understand. This was found out long ago by some ancient scribes. It was then taught at schools to everyone so that we could all understand each other easily. Then some younger lazy people decided to skip the rules. It is now extremely difficult to understand their concepts. But they will mature one day and will realise why there are writing conventions. Hopefully it will happen before they have to submit their first report to the boss, only to have to redo it umpteen times because they have forgotten how to write and spell and now have to relearn the conventions. Hopefully they will not lose a lot of money because their customers see them as lazy or even stupid due to their inability to spell or write correctly. Would you employ someone like this? Think about it. Expecting a wise guy answer.

      photonic - 2011-06-09 07:20

      @Worldwise. You won't get a wise guy answer - he's still trying to work out what you said!

      Jakalas - 2011-06-09 10:39

      @Worldwise - Your grammar, use of punctuation and command of the English language do not qualify you to lecture others. The reason....has several reasons?????

      Worldwise - 2011-06-09 11:44

      Thanks Jakalas, saw that the moment I posted it. Fortunately It was neither an intentional or ignorant mistake. Have you picked up the intentional grammatical error in the second sentence of this post? Just checking.

  • zulufox - 2011-06-08 10:00

    R60k can build about three RDP houses per month ... Fire her!!

      Philip Kraft - 2011-06-08 10:24

      Excuse me, aren't you the same Zulufox idiot that commented on the article? (note the sarcasm, I know it is you) Go look up the words Hypocrite and Imbecile... there will be pictures of you next to them.

      ianmichaelcalder - 2011-06-08 10:29

      What, you are calling him out on something he said somewhere else? I thought history had proven that that NEVER works ;p

      FaxM8 Fax - 2011-06-08 10:33

      Stop moaning she deserves it

      Wayne - 2011-06-08 11:30

      Jy kan daai RDP huis op jou maag gaan skryf dom etter

      Rustman - 2011-06-08 11:49

      Zulufox why did you delete your comments on the other news story? ANC mentality: Deny, deny, deny

      Other Justin - 2011-06-08 11:58

      Ya right, this is the cANCer we are talking about. They don't fire incompetent corrupt officials, they reassign them or promote them.

      Steen - 2011-06-08 12:42

      @Wayne this is not the right place for Afrikaans language.

      zulufox - 2011-06-08 13:55

      @Rustman, what comment?

      bvravest - 2011-06-09 08:20

      @ steen. should read "@Wayne this is not the right place for THE Afrikaans language" you don't know how to use the English language correctly so it's understandable you will have problems with the Afrikaans one. Unlike you some people do have the ability to learn more than one language. Bou n brug en kom oor jouself.

      Jakalas - 2011-06-09 10:41

      @Steen - Why not? Does he not have the right to express himself? If he considers that his command of the English language is insufficient to do so adequately, should he not have the right to use his home language?

      liesl - 2011-06-09 14:43

      You're being quoted out of context, I'm sure. tsk tsk tsk. These people with their tendencies.

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-06-10 11:50

      I'm starting to agree with zulufox on a daily basis... account hack perhaps? :)

  • umlaut - 2011-06-08 10:01

    She is a grown up person who probably experienced poverty in her past--how the helllllll does she explain this wasting.? If she can't control something so pathetic how come she is put in control of a town. Check her BANK BALANCE-- SHE HAS NO REGARD FOR PUBLIC MONEY !!!!!!!!

      Mandasil - 2011-06-08 11:00

      Lead by example. Something these (don't know what to call them) do not understand. While we are at it, if she is only getting a hired car, I believe there is a company that rents Bentleys and Rolls Royces. I saw a beautiful navy blue Bentley Continental just the other day that would suit her worship . . .

      Other Justin - 2011-06-08 12:00

      You know what confuses me. If I were an elected official, I would drive the most reliable cheapest car I can find, I owe it to my constituents to do this. By their actions, they show that they do not care in the least about the people they serve.

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2011-06-08 10:01

    Why do we need executive Mayors if we have City Managers? Are we not duplicating duties or maybe is this the way we create job opportunities for our friends?

      FaxM8 Fax - 2011-06-08 10:33

      Job creation

      Jo - 2011-06-08 11:20

      That is a very good question, bheki.dingiswayo, and I think that you may be right.

      Other Justin - 2011-06-08 12:01

      Cadre deployment is the term you are looking for. The cANCer is rife with it.

      Almaki - 2011-06-08 12:29

      Because apparently you need an executive mayor to oversee all the managers, including the city manager. The fact that there is no oversight at all is completely beside the point.

      MM - 2011-06-08 12:46

      why do you need the Chairman of the Board if you have a CEO?...its different layers of accountability...

      Worldwise - 2011-06-08 14:00

      MM, There is no accountability in the ANC, so what the hell are you comparing?

      MM - 2011-06-08 14:16

      @ Worldwise - I have no interest whatsover in unintelligent arguments, I simply answered the question posed by Bheki, go find one of your friends to argue about ANC...

      Mchana - 2011-06-08 14:58

      you sounds shallow in thinking and your knowledge is limited in thinking

      Worldwise - 2011-06-09 11:51

      @ MM, I wasn't presenting an argument. It was a statement of fact. @ Mchana, Who is the "you" you are referring to? You sounds useless in English and your point is obfuscated by your inability to express yourself. Are you a graduate of Outcomes Based Education?

  • Figjam1 - 2011-06-08 10:02

    The inmates are running the asylum. Absolute Horse Sh1t. Yet we still pay our taxes. This is why more and more South Africans are avoiding tax.

      Mister A - 2011-06-08 11:24

      Absolutely...if the voters are incapable of putting competant people in charge then the only other option is to cut off the support source that enables these officials to continue with their corruption - stop paying tax.

      Creeky - 2011-06-09 05:45

      The sad thing is... the VOTERS that VOTED FOR THIS THIEF... DON'T PAY TAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      ANC-FTL - 2011-06-10 15:37

      The question is how can all of us non ANC votes avoid paying tax? The only way I can think is all tax payers move to Cape Town and we create our own govement and leave the rest to sing songs and kill themselves the good old African way.

  • Sledgedarkwatch - 2011-06-08 10:02


  • Joyce Moeketsi - 2011-06-08 10:03


      Dnt8 - 2011-06-08 10:20

      Guess you voted ANC

      TiredOfCrime - 2011-06-08 10:22

      Well, who voted for her? Must be due to apartheid...shame

  • Steen - 2011-06-08 10:03

    R2000+ is not a lot for a BMW 523, I mean you pay R600 per day for a citi golf 1.3.

      Gomez - 2011-06-08 10:10

      The sad thing is...Why not a city Gholf?That is a great and beautiful car and at the same time a whopping 1400 rand saved a day!But no...The madam is important so she must be put in a BMW...The hungry people...Aish she's bad but what must i do?Love it!!!You get what you vote for!!

      Vicker - 2011-06-08 10:12

      Steen - therein lies the crux of the matter - it is not this fat mayor paying for the BMW - it is YOU and I paying for it - get it now??? BTW - the Range Rover probably only needs new brakes, and wheel balancing due to hitting all the f*****g potholes in the roads that would have been fixed now if this mayor hadn't allowed the mismanagment of R100M of tax payers moneys...

      MoZaHo - 2011-06-08 10:12

      So why not get a Golf 1.3 then? Thats R1400 LESS per day. Thats R42000 less a month. Stop trying to defend her.

      Steen - 2011-06-08 10:22

      @Vicker i hear your point, why calling her "fat lady" lets debate the issue rather than calling people names.

      Dnt8 - 2011-06-08 10:28

      Oh hell just get her a wheel barrow and get her 20security personal to push her everywhere at least then they will be doing something

      Kgomotso - 2011-06-08 10:39

      Well said. Ido not see any problem with renting that BMW for the Mayor unless DA waanted to suggest she use a taxi to work. R2000 is nothing. For crying out loud she is an Executive Mayor

      Moi1980 - 2011-06-08 10:42

      R2000 a day is an absolute waste of tax payers money. Why does she need a luxury vehicle? She's there to serve the people, not for the people to serve her.

      FRpower - 2011-06-08 10:48

      @Steen do you really beleive its only costing R2000.00+-,ile bet you right now this BMW 523I is costing thousands more. This car is valued at over R450K,there's no way in hell you can drive this car for as little as R2000.00 a day.what about insurance? These thugs are lying as usual with a Municipality with no money and failing.

      Steen - 2011-06-08 10:51

      @FRPower "Avis’s luxury fleet could not give rental fees for the BMW 523i, but said the BMW 528i was rented out at R2 130 per day, with possible kilometre cost excluded"

      Mauritzb - 2011-06-08 11:01

      @Kgomotso. She is an Executive Mayor, but what is the job description of an Executive Mayor? She is an servant of the people not a queen, she should run a municipality not use its money for her own gains. Please educate your self!

      Other Justin - 2011-06-08 12:13

      Oh, well in that case, why not get hr a Ferrari? Dumb comment.

      Other Justin - 2011-06-08 12:19

      Very bad example to the people of South Africa. Take a look at what Helen Zille and her cabinet drive in relation to this woman. Helen Zille is the Premier of the Western Cape and drives a hugely less expensive more practicle car, by choice. Now that is a good example. Bling, bling belongs to rich people and celebs, not servants of the people who are mostly poor.

      Steen - 2011-06-08 12:56

      @Other Justin what car is Hellen driving?

      Kevin - 2011-06-08 13:15

      Steen , I rent a Kia Picanto from Europe car for R240-00 per day. Why does the mayor not buy her own car ? In the good old days a mayor got use of a mayoral car for official functions only . The car was kept at the municipality. Lets revert back to that. Remember a mayor is not a CEO. He spends other peoples money (Badly if he is anc).A CEO has to make the money . A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN RESPONSIBILTY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

      Lauren - 2011-06-08 13:38

      Steen, Kgomotso, you guys are also obviously doing pretty well. Go outside and tell some destitute persn that R2000 is nothing. It doesn't matter. She's an EXECUTIVE MAYOR after all, so she deserves al her bling before her people are served. How are selfish people like you created? Did your parents raise you to be like this? Have some heart, people.

      johan - 2011-06-08 14:02


      Tertius - 2011-06-08 15:50

      @ steen you are a product of BEE thats why R2000 is nothing to you, you never worked a day for your money thats why it does not bother you, you nut sack.

      gizzy - 2011-06-08 16:13

      Helen Zille, the premier of the WC drives a Toyota prius. Her cabinet do not have their own cars. They have the use of pool cars which are all toyotas. Now, that' an example for the madam up north to follow but I'm sure she isn't interested in my advice!

      ariete - 2011-06-08 19:44

      @Steen, who are you renting from? You should be able to get a corsa or golf for a third of that

      marlena - 2011-06-09 01:33

      Steen, many, many years ago every town had a mayor who had their own car..... be it whatever. Then there was an official mayoral car that was used only for mayoral duties. A mayor did not automatically get a car because he/she had become mayor ... They were chaffeur driven, and then taken home to their own cars. They were people who had good jobs, which were put on hold during their mayoral term and returned to afterwards. A mayor nowadays acts like a CEO of some big company and apparently must be seen as such ! So a BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEMer. Hope you all enjoyed that fairytale of long, long ago :-) .... Sigh !!!

  • bosegoos - 2011-06-08 10:04

    I would like to know how a RangeRover with only 88 000 kms on the clock can be 'oor die muur'? Does the mayor know the RangeRover was not intended to be used for ploughing?

      Gomez - 2011-06-08 10:12

      Aish!!!After gear numa thoo...dher is nog een??!!HOU WENA?

      Gomez - 2011-06-08 10:58


      Rodney Emmerich - 2011-06-08 11:06

      I agree , her Range Rover is extremely dangerous , it's got something to do with the "loose nut" behind the steering wheel

      Tea party - 2011-06-08 16:25

      The previous mayor probably pulled it through her arse, that what they do with everything they touch.

      Airborne68 - 2011-06-09 07:59

      She'll have to settle for manual, she can't spell automatic.

      tryanything - 2011-06-09 08:53

      Range Rover or Beemer theyl still drop it or break it

      tryanything - 2011-06-09 08:54

      Wots the number plate? F@@K the poor?

      Johan - 2011-06-10 09:09

      Have you seen the roads in her municipality. A range Rover is n must have you can't drive there in anything else. I think a UNIMOG would be more appropriate. Or maybe drive around in a Grader and fix the roads while you're at it.

  • Ten Ras - 2011-06-08 10:05

    WTF??? Honestly now, do u really have to spend that much of money right after the elections?

      Dnt8 - 2011-06-08 10:34

      @Ten Ras dumb question dude....ANC don't understand what it means to run a cost saving economy. Its all about corruption greed corruption greed oh oh oh They want to milk this stupid country dry. Then sit back and blame it all on Apartheid.

      Kgomotso - 2011-06-08 10:40

      You start working right after election.

      Other Justin - 2011-06-08 12:21

      Correction Kgomotso, you start stealing right after the election, choo, choo, the gravy train is on a roll.....

      croix - 2011-06-08 12:22

      TR - Give her time to really get into the swing of things. She'll be "in full cry" in no time at all and be 'aybull' to really start stealing 'proppali' once she and her cronies have spotted the loop-holes. Shortly there will be overseas trips to 'learn' from overseas mayors, five-star hotel stays, conferences, shopping trips, etc, etc. Hey, maybe even a 7-series Beemer - just give her some time!

  • bimbo - 2011-06-08 10:05

    I made the point of our ministers driving expensive cars just yesterday on another forum. Point is why the hell does she need a BMW if she was really serious about her commitment to the community she serves, then she would of hired a Chevvy Spark!!!! No wonder the municipality is bankcrupt but then again that typical it for themselves and to hell with the electorate!!

      gizzy - 2011-06-08 16:15

      Her fat backside youldn't get into a chevvy spark! She should be hiring a tractor!

      tryanything - 2011-06-09 08:55

      F**k the poor

  • Riaan Roux - 2011-06-08 10:07

    Viva the ANC!!!!! NOT. Bunch of corrupt maggots. South Africa will go the same way as every other African country because these dumb idiots don't know how to rule. How about more people start rates boycotts & put these clots under pressure to actually do their jobs & not sit on the fat asses?????

  • Riaan Roux - 2011-06-08 10:07

    Viva the ANC!!!!! NOT. Bunch of corrupt maggots. South Africa will go the same way as every other African country because these dumb idiots don't know how to rule. How about more people start rates boycotts & put these clots under pressure to actually do their jobs & not sit on the fat asses?????

      kleinkoppi - 2011-06-08 12:37

      Riaan if the people were to protest and the SAPD steps in to calm the people and someone gets hurt it will be the SAPD to blame, not the local govt who isn't doing there job. Look what happened a few months back, the people protested against the local govt, the SAPD stepped in, someone got killed and the whole story got shifted to the SAPD... If the local govt did there job, there would not have been any protest, the SAPD would not have been there and nobody would have been killed...

      johan - 2011-06-08 14:08


      ProsAndCons - 2011-06-09 12:43

      @kleinkoppie. I think there, you have hit the nail directly on the head. It is indeed a vicious circle that the protestors get themselves into, and then they are fed disinformation about the democratic process of voting for somebody else if you are satisfied. Fact. One of my employees is extremely upset about the way the ANC have been conducting "voter education" the past number of months, but no-one will believe him when he tries to state the obverse either.

  • Kiljoy - 2011-06-08 10:12

    Choo,Choo & so the Gravy train continues on it's happy journey.For a free ticket,vote ANC in 2012 !!! - 2011-06-08 10:17

      its an express train...going to miss Cape Town

      HaHa! - 2011-06-08 10:59

      Free ticket.. and don't forget the e-free house and e-free car when you vote ANC! yet, 17 years years later the sheople are still waiting and voting blindly while they light another coal stove in their leaking shacks... while JZ and Juju live in their mansions with under-floor heating, sipping on cognac and laughing at you idiots... you get what you vote for! No pity for you! - 2011-06-08 11:47

      @YBNS....last year the MAYOR of cape town was driving a Toyota Prius( a 2nd hand one)....somewhere along the line he forgot about the gravy and opted for dry bread and water instead. now thats leading by example.

      Other Justin - 2011-06-08 12:24

      @YBNS, you are a racist, plain and simple. Congratulations, well done. You have become those who you hate, a racist.

      shaun.cousins1 - 2011-06-09 09:30

      lol It will derail b4 CT....Gravy train doesn't like anti-corrupt provinces.

  • BigD - 2011-06-08 10:15

    The Range Rover cal be fixed. Take it to local tyre fitment center and get the wheels balaced and aligned. Then fix the potholes. Stop speaking crap about the vehicle being unsafe. I dont believe a word that comes out of the mouths of the madibeng politians. Buy the mayor a i120 Hyundai. It is all about flash with these officials.

  • MoZaHo - 2011-06-08 10:18

    I had an ANC supporter shout at me the other day : "South Africa will be great. Look how good USA is doing since Obama took over. Black men are better rulers." To which I replied : " - Thats the only reason Obama is good leader. He's not BLACK!!!"

      edd - 2011-06-08 11:20

      In an interview, Barack Obama referred to his mother as "the dominant figure in my formative years... The values she taught me continue to be my touchstone when it comes to how I go about the world of politics

      Mister A - 2011-06-08 11:28

      Actually colour has no reflection on ability.

      Thokozani Jiyane - 2011-06-08 13:40

      ANC is failing as a party to deliver , this has absloutely nothing to do wrt race ability, dont get it twisted!!!

      Richie - 2011-06-09 09:22

      You must google the clip... "Miss Anne"! Classic...

      John Wilderness - 2011-06-09 11:18

      Focused on Skin colour again. *yawn*

      Worldwise - 2011-06-09 11:55

      You use Wikipedia as a reference? If you had a proper education you would know that you would have failed any assignment in which you used Wiki as a reference. No university allows it. Now you want to use it in politics?

      john - 2011-06-09 12:14

      The US is doing better since Obama took over? Really? That must be why Obama's current approval rating is at 48%. Obama is the first President since Jimmy Carter to have his highest approval rating on the day he took office. Since then it has been all downhill, with only the spike following the news of Bin Laden's death to arrest the decline somewhat. Compare that to the last Democratic President, Bill Clinton, who took office with his approval at around 55% - and who left office with approval at 65%. So a 10% improvement over the course of his two terms. Obama has gone in the other direction, coming to office with approval at well over 60% and now sinking to under 50%. Then again, you were talking to an ANC voter so all bets on a rational discussion are off. According to ANC voters, the measure of a national leader's performance lies in how often he blames apartheid/colonialism for the country's woes. The actual performance of the government and economy means nothing to them.

  • TiredOfCrime - 2011-06-08 10:18

    Dont fire her or any of the officials that steal and mismanage funds. Make them pay the monies back. If they cannot, make them work for the "lost" money without pay....

  • Marcell - 2011-06-08 10:18

    STFU: You get what you voted for!

  • karlkat - 2011-06-08 10:19

    Typical ANC mentallity. Irresponsible spending of hard earned tax payers money and and throwing it down the drain

  • Stephane Reinstein - 2011-06-08 10:20

    Can I buy the "unsafe" Range, I can afford the brake pads and wheels balancing. Oh wait it was probably sold to the Mayor's connection for 15K

  • Mad man - 2011-06-08 10:20

    The Mayor is within her rights - she can`t drive bicycle as DA expects. That moron DA councillor must learn to respect leadership

      tut - 2011-06-08 10:46

      Tell that to your poor hungry brother living in his corrugated shack and forever hoping for his house. The Mayor must respect dignity and honesty and not abuse her position of power.

      Moi1980 - 2011-06-08 10:48

      What a moronic statement. She is in her rights to have a safe and drivable vehicle, yes. What isn't in her rights is wasting people's hard earned money on a luxury vehicle. A Atos or Golf will get her from A to B. The leaders must learn to earn respect.

      Mister A - 2011-06-08 11:29

      @mad man - actually you are fairly dim to make a statement like that.

      croix - 2011-06-08 12:32

      @ tut - and remember she is mayor of a bankrupt municipality, NOT the flippin Queen! Why cannot they be happy with a decent "average" car? Anyone who thinks this is about 'race', get some help - I see people also swearing at that corrupt (white) municipal mngr of Durban - Mike Sutcliffe................

      Marcell - 2011-06-09 07:00

      A BMW does not get you respect. YOU HAVE TO EARN IT! (Earn = WORK)

      sefeddt - 2011-06-09 11:12

      When did a Mayor have more prestige than a Premier, Helen Zille who is Premier drives a Toyota Prius.

      william.botha - 2011-06-09 23:14

      Moi, she won't get her fat butt into an Atos or a Golf.

  • I_Say - 2011-06-08 10:23

    SO> WTF, do we expect a Mayor to hire a Toyota Yaris??

      Moi1980 - 2011-06-08 10:48

      Yes. It's a good, economical vehicle. If it's good enough for the taxpayers, then it's good enough for her.

      croix - 2011-06-08 12:33

      YES !!

      Larro - 2011-06-09 04:59

      No, she should set an austerity example and drive her own car like the rest of us.

  • Tonsil - 2011-06-08 10:23

    It all goes about entitlement, me, what I can get out of it and stuff the poor let them eat Sh%t. People like this have no morals or ethics

  • Ollie - 2011-06-08 10:24

    And the people who voted her in does not have toilets

  • Johan Cilliers - 2011-06-08 10:24

    Damn, AVIS are expensive

      Smindlo - 2011-06-08 11:58

      not really. this must have been done through a comrade company that leases the AVIS vehicle for R500 per day. the rest of the money goes straight into their pockets. thats ANC for you.

      croix - 2011-06-08 12:35

      Easy there, Smindlo - don't go giving then more ideas to rip us off!

  • Coconut - 2011-06-08 10:27

    Give her a bicycle. Looking at the photograph she is so fat she could do with the excercise. This is what all the ANC voters voted for anyway, they love being screwed and done out of the service delivery that they require. The only sad part of it all is that it is mostly the DA voters money that is being used to finance the ANC's squanderous ways. The ANC voters don't pay for "services".

      YBNS - 2011-06-08 15:29

      Zille must be included also in this Gravy train. She riding inside also with two Salaries, Subsidy car, Avis car hire, five star hotels, expensive state protection, expensive Tea Girl Ms Mazibuko and suitcase full of front teeth, donation from cape coloureds.

      gizzy - 2011-06-08 16:22

      YBNS. Utter comtemptable piece of crap you are. Close your backside now and give your mouth a chance!!!!!

  • Robert Graf - 2011-06-08 10:27

    well be careful what you wish/vote for, just dont come knocking at my door asking for a hand out...ignorance in this country will still lead to many tears, take responsibility for yourselves and get a damn education, trust me, there will be no wool left to pull over peoples eyes

  • Gary - 2011-06-08 10:31

    Well ANC supporters................this is the rubbish that you voted for.

  • Superdude - 2011-06-08 10:32

    Laughable...not so much the Municipality's decision to rent a R2,000 a day (we have come to expect that), but what mechanic needs a month to fix a car?

  • FaxM8 Fax - 2011-06-08 10:32

    I don’t get all the hype , All their supporters will sleep nice and warm tonight in all the free houses they got , not to mention the free electricity they have for their heaters , Now stop moaning these freedom fighters deserve to spend the tax money on them selves

  • Gore - 2011-06-08 10:32

    Suck it up, you voted, you get what you voted for. Hell upgrade to Range Rover Sport. People need to learn the importance of that x on ballot paper.

  • jowza - 2011-06-08 10:33

    i know of a place that has a few ford cortinas with all accessories.naartjie on aerial included

  • umlaut - 2011-06-08 10:33

    Oh sorry how stupid of me--she is renting from a family member !!!

  • Zambezi - 2011-06-08 10:33

    Unbelievable.... No wait... totally believable... this is ANC territory. Just look at her... that does not look like an intelligent being, kinda like our friend Juliass........ One woders how the ANC keep on winning elections???

  • MandlaSithole - 2011-06-08 10:35

    I've come to realise that it is not our government that is stupid but it's constituency. Join Moeletsi For President on Facebook to end the madness.

  • tut - 2011-06-08 10:35

    Reparing faulty brakes and wheel alignment more expensive than hiring a new BMW? I would love to see the service record on this car (if any)! Ha ha ha!Mismanagment of "project" money to the tune of R100 MILLION?? Ha ha ha. The message given here from Madam mayor to her loyal ANC voters basically says thanks for your vote but F@CK you all the same.

  • Marlene - 2011-06-08 10:38

    The car vibrates when going over 120km/h!!!!! Try sticking to the speed limit,

  • Stanton - 2011-06-08 10:40

    And yet the ANC idiot followers vote these bloody agents in who waste all there tax money

  • Gomez - 2011-06-08 10:41

    It's very simple.The madam get's R500 kickback per day from the R2000 that Avis recieves per day.The madam get's the R500 kickback cause she gives business to Avis.Mr Taxpayer pays Avis and also the Madam.Therefore it would make no sense for her to go Golf.So at the end of the month the madan has R15 000 extra in her pocket and mark my words...In 3 months the car start's vibrating at 115 kmh...Another R15 000...bring it on Avis!How can one live with oneself?

  • dotty_01 - 2011-06-08 10:42

    Bling bling bling. This is what I love about people who claim to have struggle credentials - they have forgotten their humble beginnings and take every opportunity to show off. We have a tea lady at work who is continually complaining about not being able to feed her kids and send them to school, but her appearance certainly does not suffer! Gee, I am sick and tired of dumb, short sighted people!

  • David - 2011-06-08 10:44

    Here we go again!!!!!

  • Eternity - 2011-06-08 10:45

    I just laugh at stories like this now. It's completely ridiculous

  • Santapola - 2011-06-08 10:46

    I guess it will be best if u put your DA major which will solve the problem..Anyway do u have any votes in that area? just curious...

      Felix - 2011-06-08 12:58

      How does a braindead zombie get curious?

      shiraazz - 2011-06-08 20:59

      Thats exactly why you have a mayor there ripping us of, coz the people are to stupid to be voting for anyone else.

  • thabo.tebele - 2011-06-08 10:49

    How about a Toyota yaris or a Nissan Almera,itcan get her to Mafikeng two times in a day

  • burger hoon - 2011-06-08 10:53

    wheel balance and brakes how hard can it be, and they rule the country

  • Mike - 2011-06-08 10:55

    No loan car when your R1m Range Rover goes back 'several' times for the same repair job? Mmmm, something tells me the damage is not covered under the warranty because it was not caused by a mechanical failure under normal driving conditions. Don't know about the rest of you but my work would not pay for a rental if my car broke down, for whatever reason. would you have rented the same car if you had to pay for it yourself Poppy? No I did not think so.