Police spend R8m on luxury cars for Zuma wives

2016-05-24 14:17
The Range Rover Evoque (File, AFP)

The Range Rover Evoque (File, AFP)

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Cape Town – The SAPS has spent more than R8m on eleven cars for President Jacob Zuma’s wives over the last five years.

In a Parliamentary reply published on Tuesday, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko told DA MP Zakhele Mbhele that the cars were bought in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

These included four Range Rovers, two Land Rover Discoveries, two Audi Q7s and three Audi A6s.

- Take a look at Wheels24's gallery of the cars here.

Nhleko said these were bought to “provide comprehensive protection of VIP Spouses”.

Mbhele has slammed the expenses as a waste.

“This amount of money could have funded 116 university students for a year, or 38 students for the course of a three-year degree,” he said.

He said it could have been used to hire 61 additional police offices a year, and could have also provided jobs to 1 315 Expanded Public Works Programme workers.

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