Prisons ministers get Lexus, Porsche Cayenne

2009-12-11 10:01

Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has bought

herself a R960?000 Lexus, while her deputy, Hlengiwe Mkhize, chose to get a

Porsche Cayenne, worth more than R750 000.

A Johannesburg newspaper reported today that the combined cost of

the two vehicles to the department was R1.73 million.

This while it overspent its budget by R500 million in the last

financial year.

The information was contained in a series of replies to questions

raised by the Democratic Alliance in parliament.

The minister’s Lexus LS460 cost R968 821, while the deputy

minister’s Porsche Cayenne’s purchase price was R650 000, but accessories took

the costs to R750 070.

DA correctional services spokesman James Selfe said this was an

“example of gross self-indulgence from the ANC administration, which has now

spent R47.8 million on motor vehicles since April“.

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