DA to probe reports on cars for Zuma wives
Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance says it is seeking to establish what hiring luxury vehicles for President Jacob Zuma's wives would cost the taxpayer.
"The Democratic Alliance is concerned by reports that President Jacob Zuma is seeking to hire luxury vehicles in each of seven provinces for the purpose of transporting his wives," DA parliamentary leader Athol Trollip said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to media reports, the Presidential Protection and Security Services are looking for a vehicle hire business that can make a luxury vehicle available "at all times" in seven of the nine provinces for the president’s wives.
Trollip said his party would submit a series of parliamentary questions to probe the hiring of the luxury vehicles.
"These questions will seek to determine the value of the tender for supplying the seven luxury vehicles, whether the vehicles will be used in an official or private capacity, and why existing official vehicles were not used for this purpose," he said.