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Report: Shiceka spends on hotels, flights, jailed lover

2011-04-09 22:58

Johannesburg - Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Sicelo Shiceka spent hundreds of thousands of rands of taxpayers’ money on luxury hotels, first class air tickets and on visiting a jailed girlfriend in Switzerland since taking up his Cabinet post in 2008, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

"Minister Shiceka has abused taxpayers’ money to lead a lifestyle befitting a multimillionaire," reported the newspaper, which claimed to be in possession of "official documents" that showed Shiceka had started his spending spree immediately after being appointed to the Cabinet in September 2008.

The accusations include Shiceka, who has been on sick leave since the beginning of March, and his personal assistant flying first-class to visit his girlfriend in prison in Switzerland at a cost of R335 000.

Chauffeur-driven limo

The minister also allegedly spent R32 000 on hiring a chauffeur-driven limo to take him to the prison.

The newspaper said Shiceka and his staff has spent R640 000 in one year to stay at Cape Town's five star hotel, The One & Only, of which R280 000 was spent "on him alone".

The minister spent another R55 793 for a one night stay at the luxurious hotel during President Jacob Zuma's first State of the Nation speech. He reportedly justified taking a sangoma with him by saying the man was his "father figure".

More than R160 000 was spent in eight months on flying 10 of Shiceka's family members - including his estranged wife and current girlfriend -around the country at taxpayers' expense.

Admits to One & Only stay

The Sunday Times said Shiceka tried to have his department pay a four night R357 120 hotel bill for him, his mother and his bodyguard at the Lesotho Sun in Maseru.

Shiceka told the Sunday Times that he had never been in a limousine or stayed at the Lesotho Sun.

He claimed that all documentary proof presented to him, including invoices, emails and faxes had been doctored or fabricated.

"I have never been in a limousine. I have never stayed in the Lesotho Sun," Shiceka said.

He did, however, admit to spending more than R55 000 for one night at the One and Only.

"What is wrong with that," he asked.

"Every other hotel was full."

He also justified putting up his "father figure" at the One and Only.

"The ministerial handbook allows it," he said.
 

Comments
  • GT - 2011-04-09 23:09

    Remember this when you complete you tax return. Pravin - sort this crap out. You are asking us to save and we have to read this constant stream of extreme abuse of funds. Your friends in government have no shame to go with their lack of ability. This minister should be fired, a criminally charged for theft of state funds.

      Lezzom - 2011-04-10 00:23

      The only one who should be fired is Gordhan himself. He's an embarrassment to this country for a man in his position. This IS a wonderful country. Only problem with it is the F----ING Management.

      McFreak - 2011-04-10 00:40

      Some of us are behaving legitimately and we are struggling to buy even basic food etc, my wife is suffering health wise and I cant afford to help her; and this man squanders that kind of money on feeding his face, ego and other body parts! If I was in a position to I would get the hell out of here, shake the dust off of my feet and throw away the clothes I was wearing when I left! There is no future here for honest hard working people and if you have children you are doing them a massive injustice by keeping them here and trying to make a future for them. Look to the north, apart from Botswana, where is there a patch of unbuggered up country, or commerce, or government? Nowhere! These people are professional looters!Do not for one minute think that they wont eventually go for private property, including savings, insurance policies, trust funds, pensions etc. Sad but so very very true! [and to reinforce my point he is brazen enough to say that the documented evidence is a fabrication! so they will deal with title deeds etc, they will just be fabricated by the white clerks!]

      freedom - 2011-04-10 08:55

      The whole bunch including the president should be fired they all lead the exact same lives.

      Snoek - 2011-04-10 09:08

      Where is the public protector in all this? Is she protecting the public or the ministers?

      brown_bread - 2011-04-10 11:30

      @Snoek, public what? you mean politicians protector? The Public is not protected, here is the evidence (killings, rapes, high costs of living), politicians = protection, evidence (luxury cars, bodyguards, untouchable criminals). Now, do you still think there is a "public Protector"?

      Digit - 2011-04-10 15:02

      ... as a tax paying citizen, why does no one actually lay a charge against this guy and others for theft and mismanagement ... ?? Is this not a citizens right ? ..... afterall, they are working for the PEEPOL.... no ??? They should answer to the PEEPOL !!!!

  • beicime - 2011-04-09 23:12

    It's a shame that leaders don't know that they serve the people and not the other way around. Mr. Malema should realize that the ANC is giving people reason to vote for an alternative party and one day it will happen.

  • Freakfloyd - 2011-04-09 23:14

    Sick, sick, 3rd world country, while leaders have the taste of 1st world counties, and not even there this would be allowed, Take them out.

      ArtGee - 2011-04-10 08:14

      " I DID NOT JOIN THE LIBERATION MOVEMENT TO REMAIN POOR" "F*#K THE POOR"! "The POOR are there to SERVE ME"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      allie - 2011-04-10 09:10

      And you artsheiss will one day end up where this fu##er is going to end up.

      Jaco - 2011-04-10 15:19

      Dear allie, Please note the quotation marks in Artgee's comment. Do you know what they mean? It means they were quotes. And now I trust you know what quotes are. Have a good day.

      Lionel - 2011-04-12 07:47

      "We live the bling lifestyle so that the poor have something to aspire to", as quoted by Julius Malema, when asked why the need for the luxury houses and cars abn everything else that goes with this type of lavish lifestyle.

  • Turdy - 2011-04-09 23:27

    And then he BLATANTLY denies all proven accusations, except the most ridiculous one about his Sangoma companion. The end is nigh people. We are actually governed by primitive fools, who keep sangomas as pets!? I must be dreaming! I have to go back to Europe, Africa is too ridiculous for me. Come on let's pack our bags people ,there is no hope.

      freedom - 2011-04-10 08:59

      can i hitch a ride please

      Spoofed - 2011-04-10 11:28

      @Trudy I Wish i could... But I'm not that fortunate enough...While you all go, there will be a lot of us left behind, and all we can do is to fight for a better South Africa. Think about that when you start packing...

      Palian - 2011-04-10 12:46

      there is hope...its called civil war

      KnysnaSha - 2011-04-11 08:20

      I am not going anywhere. We have a very interesting election ahead.

  • Bill - 2011-04-09 23:28

    Why the hell are we putting up with this Sh*t......

  • ProudofPink - 2011-04-09 23:32

    Anything and everyone connected to the ANC is pure thieving scum. From Zooomer right down to the youngest militant tsotsi. Pure filth.

      freedom - 2011-04-10 09:01

      Go on say it pleeeease Malema the totsi

      lean - 2011-04-10 15:42

      I do not know why South Africans are putting up with this Sh*t...In Russia there would be tanks standing and shooting at the White house at times like this...And Russians have a very strict gun law, they only allowed to have Hunting license...Revolution is not a dinner party, nor an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly, and modestly. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one party overthrows another. When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. But in SA it will never happen...

  • Bill - 2011-04-09 23:46

    Why the hell are we putting up with this Sh*t......

      Smiddy - 2011-04-10 00:12

      because the ministerial handbook allows it...

      Smiddy - 2011-04-10 00:12

      because the ministerial handbook allows it...

  • Irelander - 2011-04-09 23:54

    Shiceka - PAPA WAG VIR JOU...

  • Tired - 2011-04-10 00:23

    You not going to stand-up and fight after everyday corruption it will continue until there is nothing more to take. These people don't care anything about there fellow men struggling. I work in Europe at the moment..same thing diffident continent. My neighbour struggles i help there neighbour struggle they will not help..they black and my examples is so real my black friends are starting to agree with me..there culture is not to help?

      unproud Safrican@24.com - 2011-04-10 11:40

      @Tired. Every time help is needed it is the whitey that has to step in and help with all the dwang. I still have to hear or see help being given by blacks to blacks.

  • treasonvoice - 2011-04-10 00:28

    Grammar police: "Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Sicelo Shiceka HAS spent hundreds of thousands of rands... since taking up his Cabinet post in 2008" The point I'm trying to make is that people often get caught up in the details about how much money our government is wasting and misspending. How shortsighted. The fact is that the Government should not be wasting a single cent. Public servants and representatives are no more special than you or me, so why should they enjoy ridiculously cushy treatment in the name of "government"? Wake up people! This isn't about who is in charge (ANC, DA or whatitsname), but about why they are in charge at all, if indeed we should say they are in charge or merely representing the public interest at a state level. Abuse of power is a principle and not an occurrence. It begins with complacency, and ends with arrogance. Just ask old uncle Muammar. He might tell you that the reason for the poverty of his people is Al-Quaeda and the West(in a South African context, Apartheid), and has nothing to do with his self-enrichment.

      croix - 2011-04-10 03:28

      It is called "DELUSIONS OF ENTITLEMENT" - deeply seated in "PURE GREED".

      freedom - 2011-04-10 09:11

      Agree but here it is a matter of who is in charge, the African National Circus sees themselves as being in charge, this is africa! We need a government who understand the term public SERVANTS from the top to the bottom. At this stage we the public are the servants to this circus. Corrections slaves to this circus

      Mike - 2011-04-11 10:58

      Right on, treasonvoice. It should also be about what kind of effective checks and balances are in place to hold corrupt ministers or officials to account. In terms of tax law, I have to prove I submitted my returns and paid my taxes lawfully. The same should apply here. The onus should be on public servants to prove they have spent public funds lawfully. If not, they should face exactly the same penalties -- Pay back the full amount, plus 10% of gross, out of their own pockets. That'll make a couple of eyes water.

  • SAtoStay - 2011-04-10 00:34

    Interesting how everything in this country is subject to transformation apart from the ministerial handbook.

      ArtGee - 2011-04-10 08:18

      So-Called "HANDBOOK" was compiled by the "STRUGGLE BUDDIES"..... for their EXCLUSIVE LIFESTYLES! SQUANDERING Taxpayers money, does NOT BUY YOU CLASS or Honour!!!!!!!!!!!!

      piet.strydom - 2011-04-10 12:07

      No, no, no. The ministerial handbook was the first thing to be transformed.

  • za101 - 2011-04-10 00:35

    disgraceful

  • za101 - 2011-04-10 00:36

    why does the DA not takr advantage of this? keep repeating this example up and down the country, and people wills top voting ANC

      Bill - 2011-04-10 08:17

      They do - http://www.everyrandcounts.org/everyrandlost.htm

      Alfred - 2011-04-10 10:17

      In the mind of the average ANC gimp this is actually a good thing. To them it means that if they vote ANC they think they'll be able to live like this too. Take this little gem of brilliance I found on the ANCYL Facebook page a few days ago: "Thapelo Magoele - ppl used 2 be detained 4 being ANC members,now dey get tenders by being members.Amandla awabo,not 4 all of us.Tnx 4 de freedom u fought alone,it shows by reaping de rewards u only deserve"

      nobody - 2011-04-11 13:22

      the majority of votes are controlled by the unions. unions like anc. votes will be anc cause the majority do not like to think for themselves. sometimes, reality sucks

      Educated - 2011-04-11 14:13

      Please could somebody inform black people that the 'sms/cyber slang' went out of fashion about a decade ago and people have since begun to use proper dialect once again.

      Lionel - 2011-04-12 07:55

      The DA are farting against thunder and there is nothing they can do about it. 67% of the electorate gave the ANC the power to do as it pleases including this type of wastage on ANC cadres lavish lifestyles. The ANC on numerous occassions has stated that all they are doing is carrying out the mandate bestowed upon them by the majortity of the electrorate.

  • Bob65 - 2011-04-10 00:37

    Considering that we anyway have a ridiculously skewed number of tax payers vs. grant dependent people in this country, it is no wonder that fewer people are willing to be compliant when it comes to sending your cheque to SARS. I would be happy to pay my taxes if I could see them being used wisely to uplift the needy, teach them skills to make them viable and competent prospects for the job market, so that they too will be able to live better lives and subsequently contribute to society. But with these politician swines rifling the coffers for all their worth you really can't blame anyone for evading taxes anymore. In fact, maybe that would be a way of toyi-toying for the genuine working class in this country that would drive the message home to these incompetent, corrupt, greedy bastards.

      ArtGee - 2011-04-10 08:20

      I make SURE that my business runs at a LOSS.... I ensure that my account customers breaks even.... CASH SALES goes in the "SAFE"...

  • Dif - 2011-04-10 01:03

    you must remember that they call a luxury vehicle in Europe that is chauffeur driven a limousine, so it could have been a Merc or BMW for that matter

      John - 2011-04-10 08:50

      you are a stupid bastard if you put your brain in a bird it would fly backwards !!! does

      Umfubi - 2011-04-10 09:58

      Oh thank you for explaining it, that's ok then.

      Worldwise - 2011-04-10 10:01

      Hey Dif, it cost 3000 Euros for a trip to a jail. Can't see it not being a luxury ego massager. I hired a good car in Switzerland for a week for 300 Euros. Does that put it in context?

      Worldwise - 2011-04-10 10:04

      Hey Dif, it cost 3000 Euros for a trip to a jail. Can't see it not being a luxury ego massager. I hired a good car in Switzerland for a week for 300 Euros. Does that put it in context? Taxis in Germany are Mercs and a ride to the jail wouldn't have cost more than 100 Euros at the very most for a jail that was far away.

  • Dif - 2011-04-10 01:03

    you must remember that they call a luxury vehicle in Europe that is chauffeur driven a limousine, so it could have been a Merc or BMW for that matter

      Rinnewien - 2011-04-10 03:55

      What difference does it make whether it was a Merc or BMW? He should have been in SA doing the job that gave him the handbook. Fact of the matter is he . . .ah lets forget it.No sense in bla- blaing

  • MJV - 2011-04-10 01:09

    Let this country also revolt like the Arab nations did. Lets stop paying taxes

      Palian - 2011-04-10 13:02

      and take up arms ;)

  • ProudlyKgomo - 2011-04-10 01:14

    Pls go easy on the poor chap......he is sick and dying! Well, that explains why his spending pattern is "so sick".

  • braveinternetguy - 2011-04-10 01:15

    All the contributions I make through tax, for the span of my entire working life, is wasted in one short tenure by one corrupt ANC a***ole. I will have made no contribution to upliftment, nor to maintenance, nor to improvement, nor to health, or education, or anything else. All the tax I ever pay will just go towards some or another ANC FAT CAT to live the life of a multi-millionaire.

      Gen - 2011-04-10 22:59

      Don't be so hard on the man, his in love. There isn't a man alive in the ANC that won't fly half way round the world to see the girl of his dreams. OK, so it's the poor people's transport money, but then again isn't flying "transport". As for the "One and only" hotel, I throught you don't allow pets.

  • AJ - 2011-04-10 02:43

    Give me 5 minutes with that 'Ministerial Handbook'....

      The Patriot - 2011-04-11 09:47

      You'd be a millionaire by the end of the week.

  • Rinnewien - 2011-04-10 03:49

    I remember clearly of an incident during the Regime that the PM flew somewhere. Without a bodyguard, any family and his dr. and he insisted on paying his own ticket!

      Umfubi - 2011-04-10 09:59

      Do tell us about this incident - it must have been fairly unique, methinks.

      So What? - 2011-04-10 18:25

      You are correct 100% - I recall Piet Koornhoff coming to Durban and he was taken to Scottburgh on the KZN South Coast in a GG registered Mercedes, with a single police member as his driver. And that was when the ANC was very active in the late 70's and early 80's. Nothing fancy about the car, oh alright it had an air con.

  • James - 2011-04-10 05:01

    these are one scary bunch of sick puppies hiding behind the "ministerial handbook". Viva Zille, Viva!!

      Gen - 2011-04-10 21:32

      The handbook has empty pages.It would not help to have writing in it because most of them can't read anyway.

      Gen - 2011-04-10 21:34

      The handbook has empty pages.It would not help to have writing in it because most of them can't read anyway.

  • Nico - 2011-04-10 06:07

    This is what the majority votes for - and will for now keep on voting for. It's called democracy. Its money they never will have and did not pay directly into the fiscus anyway. The majority prefers this to either apartheid or any Côte D'Ivoire / Zim scenario with a future ANC defeat at the ballot box. The majority does not even read this or care beyond today's food. For them, democracy means nothing. Does anybody really believe the national majority will vote a white leader into power ever again? European solutions have never before worked for Africa - why would democracy work now? SA will go back to 'ruins' because what europeans see as 'civilisation' is also a european transplant - like democracy. And after that Africa will be an economic colony of China until the next super power arise. And so forth. One allegedly spendthrift politician is small compared to this. Most politicians care not about long term as they have a shelf life of 5 years. It is called human nature.

      Buzzbar - 2011-04-10 10:54

      Of course European solutions worked in Africa -They were called colonies

      Buzzbar - 2011-04-10 10:55

      Of course European solutions worked in Africa -They were called colonies

      EchoTango - 2011-04-10 11:49

      Sad but true, Nico

  • Bexiebee - 2011-04-10 06:21

    I guess it's good to vent but really no one gives a toss about how we all feel. This person who uses and abuses other people's money is nothing but a dirty THIEF. But, come voting time, the masses, who know NOTHING of what's actually going on, will once again vote this government into power. It is so disgraceful and embarrassing to actually read this! There are so many millions of "his people" really and truly starving and with nowhere to live and this sub-human goes ahead and spends money like this? It's just plain disgusting!

  • Juan - 2011-04-10 06:38

    Wow, it seems nice on the ANC's very long and very lavish gravy train. I think that we can still count ourselves lucky that we have a free press that exposes this proliferation of self serving buggers masquerading as people serving the Republic of SA.The ANC has already used their monopoly to get rid of the scorpions, and replaced it by the Hawks which is a organization which they can control to prevent these fat cats and their chummies from being prosecuted. With the "protection of information act" they are attempting to control the press, so that we don't read these stories anymore. When free press goes, it's time to head for the hills boys!

  • Juan - 2011-04-10 06:38

    Wow, it seems nice on the ANC's very long and very lavish gravy train. I think that we can still count ourselves lucky that we have a free press that exposes this proliferation of self serving buggers masquerading as people serving the Republic of SA.The ANC has already used their monopoly to get rid of the scorpions, and replaced it by the Hawks which is a organization which they can control to prevent these fat cats and their chummies from being prosecuted. With the "protection of information act" they are attempting to control the press, so that we don't read these stories anymore. When free press goes, it's time to head for the hills boys!

  • thatshi.tshivhase - 2011-04-10 06:49

    i am convinced that SA is governed by the African National Criminals....!

  • pig - 2011-04-10 06:51

    Looks like the gravy train needs more coaches to carry them all !!!

  • Sidekick - 2011-04-10 06:58

    Another big spender exposed, what a surprise. Didn't we already go through this last year with this guy? And why is his girlfriend jailed in Switzerland?

      TGSA - 2011-04-10 08:49

      She is in jail in Switzerland on 'drug related charges'. And yes, she is/was an SAA flight attendant, no surprise there! That miserable airline really knows how to pick staff...

      TGSA - 2011-04-10 08:49

      She is in jail in Switzerland on 'drug related charges'. And yes, she is/was an SAA flight attendant, no surprise there! That miserable airline really knows how to pick staff...

      TGSA - 2011-04-10 08:49

      She is in jail in Switzerland on 'drug related charges'. And yes, she is/was an SAA flight attendant, no surprise there! That miserable airline really knows how to pick staff...

      TGSA - 2011-04-10 08:50

      She is in jail in Switzerland on 'drug related charges'. And yes, she is/was an SAA flight attendant, no surprise there! That miserable airline really knows how to pick staff...

      TGSA - 2011-04-10 08:53

      She is in jail in Switzerland on 'drug related charges'. And yes, she is/was an SAA flight attendant, no surprise there! That miserable airline really knows how to pick staff...

  • thulanikennetha38 - 2011-04-10 06:59

    What is wrong? How many ppl have been doing that? Just because he is black now you must run after him. Just leave the man alone, he is learning from above. lol

      maggielou - 2011-04-10 21:29

      No, not because he's a black man but, because he alone has stolen more than the apartheid gov. has stolen in all it's reign! You're disgusting to support such thievery and then blame the white man for your woes. Too blinD to see how your own ANC is ruining you. FACE THE FACTS!

      maggielou - 2011-04-10 21:33

      No, not because he's a black man but, because he alone has stolen more than the apartheid gov. has stolen in all it's reign! You're disgusting to support such thievery and then blame the white man for your woes. Too blinD to see how your own ANC is ruining you. FACE THE FACTS!

  • michaelx - 2011-04-10 07:08

    AND STILL THE BRAIN-DEAD WILL VOTE THEM BACK INTO POWER!NOW TELL ME PLEASE,WHY THE HELL SHOULD WE PAY TAXES?????????????????????????

      D - 2011-04-10 09:04

      Unfortunately you need a brain to be braindead... One step ahead of the voters

      freedom - 2011-04-10 09:15

      to support them of course

  • Blip - 2011-04-10 07:12

    NOT a good look for an ANC VIP in election year, hey?

  • JCTF - 2011-04-10 07:13

    Do they think the public goes around spending R50K on a hotel room for ONE NIGHT because the others are "full"????? HELLO Sicelo Shiceka WAKE UP. I will never take anything this idiot says seriously and I shall laugh at him whenever I see his face for the rest of time. Not that they care, these people. They have no respect, humility or intelligence whatsoever do they?

  • Makhabane - 2011-04-10 07:24

    I almost believed this story until I saw this sentence "....R357 120 hotel bill for him, his mother and his bodyguard at the Lesotho Sun in Maseru." I come from Lesotho. The most expensive room at Lesotho sun is R4,500, The most expensive plate of food is R350. There is no way a four day stay at the Lesotho hotel can ring a bill of R300k. One can spend R300k for a year in Lesotho living luxuriously. Now, I know sunday times is campaigning with their lies exaggerations.

      Sidekick - 2011-04-10 07:52

      Doesn't the Lesotho Sun have a casino?

      PlayOn - 2011-04-10 07:55

      True, the Sunday Times is a sensasionalist news paper. But even if the facts on the trip to Switzerland are just broadly correct (i.e. visiting your girlfriend in jail - why is she in jail again?), that still conveys a message that other people's money is being squandered. When commenting on a story like this, don't selectively choose parts you don't agree with and and then extrapolate that into the rest also being untrue. I have noticed that some people have the tendency to do that on News24.

      Totman - 2011-04-10 09:15

      His gambling was booked against his room. Even tried to change the cost to other names instead of gambling. The massages and xtra's as well. Main reason why his bill was not paid. Does these reasons sounds good enough to you to create such a massive cost?

      M - 2011-04-10 14:00

      And what about the mini-bar and the entertaining. I am sure there was entertaining and probably not just the casino. If you are so up to date on the cost of rooms at the Lesotho Sun, how much is a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue or Juju's favourite Chivas and Moet. Throw in a couple of bottle of those a day over four days Makhabane and I am sure that the bill rises rather rapidly.

      mhaga.sabe - 2011-04-10 14:37

      if things dont add up, is this another witch hunt!

      mhaga.sabe - 2011-04-10 14:37

      if things dont add up, is this another witch hunt!

      mhaga.sabe - 2011-04-10 14:38

      if things dont add up, is this another witch hunt!

      mhaga.sabe - 2011-04-10 14:38

      if things dont add up, is this another witch hunt!

      kidblack - 2011-04-10 21:34

      @makhabane : thats whats wrong with you people. you spend all your time believing what others say, instead of looking at the facts in front of you. this results in an inability to even formulate a mental hypothesis, never mind actually using it to move the world forward.

      Makhabane - 2011-04-11 08:31

      Kidblack I would rather be considered being unable to formulate a mental hypothesis if formulating a mental hypothesis means believing sunday times sensational stories as facts. Its a lie that minister ever stayed at Lesotho sun. If they lied about this, how do we know that the whole story wasnt fabricated? The fact that they didnt bother to give us the name of the girlfriend who is prison makes believe that there is no truth in the story and fabrication that is intended to tarnish the image of another black leader.

      Kevin King - 2011-04-11 14:25

      Makhabane, can I get in contact with you? I'm willing to put some money on this. Make it R2,500 on his stay and another R2,500 on his gf?

  • Rumbler - 2011-04-10 07:25

    If this is what the ANC brings to the table then it is time for them to go! Surely even the most loyal ANC supporter must agree.

  • brian.heunis - 2011-04-10 07:27

    @News24 - you forgot to mention that this guy played for the Blue Bulls and that his father is an ex Springbok rugby player......

      Peter - 2011-04-10 08:18

      LOL , now thats funny , LOL

  • Oupa - 2011-04-10 07:34

    Traditional Affairs.

  • Juggernaut - 2011-04-10 07:53

    "What is wrong with that," Just shows these ANC blacks have absolutely NO idea of reality. Little wonder that they were denied the vote for so long.

  • jkoorts - 2011-04-10 07:57

    We should revolt!

  • Desertrat - 2011-04-10 07:58

    Filthy thieves from top, to bottom. Not ONE honest ruling government official! They have to be removed and brought to trial, and jailed! The lot of them!

  • Zion - 2011-04-10 07:59

    This is the perfect setup for the DA to go to town with in their election campaign against the ANC. Came exactly at the right time too. The DA can manipulate the situation perfectly to indicate to the breast-fed ANC support why they are uneducated, why their bellies are empty and why they do not have houses as promised. (DA does not manipulate facts and the truth.)

      Reality - 2011-04-10 08:39

      Don't justify things by bringing in other parties or people. We have a problem. Government officials are stealing from the public. The poor are the most vulnerable and therefore affected the most severely. No matter which side you are on, if it carries on unchecked, nobody (including you) will have anything left.

  • Zion - 2011-04-10 08:05

    Let us project a scenario for the outcome of this state thievery: DA makes a noise-Zuma denies the allegations-lets media know what he has done-Zuma gives the accused a fatherly pat on the shoulder and allegedly tells him not to do it again. Problem solved and huge statement is made to the media justifying the ministers action as his entitlement. Thieving goes on.

  • michaelx - 2011-04-10 08:06

    PAY YOUR TV LICENCE-PAY YOUR TAXES??? ITS NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO.....

  • Zion - 2011-04-10 08:06

    Let us project a scenario for the outcome of this state thievery: DA makes a noise-Zuma denies the allegations-lets media know what he has done-Zuma gives the accused a fatherly pat on the shoulder and allegedly tells him not to do it again. Problem solved and huge statement is made to the media justifying the ministers action as his entitlement. Thieving goes on.

  • Peter - 2011-04-10 08:17

    The minister also allegedly spent R32 000 on hiring a chauffeur-driven limo to take him to the prison. Which he often shares with Schabir Shaik when Correctional officers pick him up from his house.

  • Pieter - 2011-04-10 08:23

    Stealing from the people is TREASON! Death by firing squad!

  • Zee - 2011-04-10 08:30

    Sick leave...has to be indigestion, he can be cured at "sun-city" hospital wing.

  • Zee - 2011-04-10 08:32

    Sick leave...has to be indigestion, he can be cured at "sun-city" hospital wing.

  • jackbinn - 2011-04-10 08:35

    all these idiots want everything for free, please dont work for it, rip off the system. they all the same....useless stuffing government...

  • porra 1 - 2011-04-10 08:39

    if whites and blacks do not pay tax certainly has a case in court because they stole the people's money but all the scum of africa national criminal can steal anything they want and laugh at the poor people time for the cross to be put to ending this way people look at what's going on all over Africa corruption corruption corruption let's ending this vote DA