Wasteful spending - 'Sack ministers'

2011-04-11 23:01

Cape Town - The African Christian Democratic Party on Monday urged President Jacob Zuma to investigate wasteful spending by Cabinet ministers and sack them.

"The ACDP finds the reported spending spree by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sicelo Shiceka totally unacceptable, deplorable and immoral," ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe said in a statement.

"It is shocking that a minister responsible for local government would abuse taxpayers' money to lead a lifestyle befitting a multimillionaire when some communities are violently protesting against poor service delivery," he said.

Shiceka should be instructed to pay back to the state coffers all the money he had "abused", particularly the reported R335 000 he allegedly spent "flying first class with his personal assistant and staying in a five star hotel to visit his girlfriend in prison in Switzerland, and another R32 000 to hire a chauffeur-driven limo for the prison visit".

The more than R160 000 he allegedly spent in eight months flying 10 family members, including his estranged wife and current girlfriend around the country at taxpayers' expense, should also be paid back, he said.

The R55 793 for a one night stay at the One and Only hotel, reportedly with his sangoma he called his "father-figure", was outrageous and should also be paid back.

"The ACDP calls on President Jacob Zuma, who promised to deal with corruption in government, to investigate the wasteful expenditure by his Cabinet ministers and to demand reimbursement from all ministers who are wasteful and are spending exorbitant amounts in hotels.

"The ACDP will never accept such wastage when so many of our people do not have access to basic services such as proper sanitation and cannot afford decent meals.

"Minister Shiceka and his wasteful colleagues must pay back what they have wasted and then be fired from office," Meshoe said.

- SAPA
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