Tutu urges ministers to sell their cars

2011-08-12 07:02

Cabinet ministers need to sell their expensive cars as their humanity depends on it, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said.

He said he realised that ministers were allowed to drive luxury vehicles, but that it was a slap in the face of the poor.

“In the [spirit] of ubuntu, show that you care, that you are compassionate,” Tutu said at the University of Stellenbosch in Western Cape, according to an SABC radio news report.

“Please sell your expensive cars and replace them with slightly less pricey ones to show that you care about these poor people.

“Your humanity depends on it, please,” said Tutu.

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