Godongwana no scrooge

2011-12-14 20:25

Cape Town - Deputy Economic Development Minister Enoch Godongwana spent about R49 000 staying at a luxury lodge and another R110 000 at a five-star hotel in Cape Town while in his previous post at public enterprises.

A response to a parliamentary question published on Wednesday showed the deputy minister twice stayed at the Zimbali Lodge on KwaZulu-Natal's Dolphin Coast on official business.

A two-day stay set the state back R11 699 and another of a week cost R37 365.

Godongwana routinely stayed at the Table Bay hotel in Cape Town. He spent a total of 25 nights there at a cost of R110 875 between his appointment in May 2009 and the October 2010 Cabinet reshuffle that saw him moved to his new portfolio.

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, who took up the post in that reshuffle, has on four occasions stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Durban.

His room cost more than R5 000 a night each time. Godongwana also spent a night there at a cost of R5 905.

Gigaba has stayed at the Southern Sun Emnotweni in Mbombela three times, spending up to R4 700 a night.

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