R1.1 million BMW 750i, while her old BMW is gathering dust at a panelbeater’s
for about R900 000 in 2008.
were not activated during the accident, but the front bumper, grille and
headlamps were damaged.
R117 000 to fix the damage. However, the car has been standing idle for five
months at the body shop, chalking up R21 600 in unpaid storage fees.
previously used by Molewa.
Expenditure Monitor. The report said that ministers, deputy ministers and
departments that report to them had spent close to R1.5 billion on unnecessary
items such as luxury cars, prolonged stays at five-star hotels, World Cup
tickets, self-congratulatory advertisements and lavish parties.
funds which has brought no benefit to South Africans”.
Modiselle’s special adviser, Dr Benjani Chauke, said it
was not wasteful to purchase a R1.1-million vehicle as they were trying to
“safeguard the premier’s life”.He said: “Even before
the accident, we wanted to change the BMW because it was way above the
120 000km mark.”
was in fact 93 085km.
repair quote was sent to the North West public works, roads and transport
department on February 17, but it was ignored.
vehicle away without paying the R2 062 we charged for stripping and fitting,
which was the work done which enabled us to give them a quote.”
had been idle since February.
undercover section of the premises, where the storage charge was R120 a
been paid in full.
was driven from the accident scene in Rustenburg by the designated driver to
our offices in Mafikeng and subsequently taken to Dada Motors for assessment,
since no structural damage was evident.
vehicle was referred to Brian’s Auto Body Shop by Dada Motors.”
vehicle for the premier. In terms of the ministerial handbook, members of the
executive council, ministers and premiers can purchase a vehicle of their choice
for up to 70% of their gross salary, and such vehicles should be utilised for
up to 120 000km or five years, whichever comes first.”
department is proactively in the process of acquiring a new vehicle for the
not be paying storage as Brian’s is a government-approved merchant of WesBank
First Auto and it had signed the merchant agreement with WesBank not to charge
government storage fees.”
any agreement allowing government to dump vehicles on the premises for up to six
months without paying storage fees.
said: “Are they saying panel-beaters must rent space to government vehicles
driven to their premises by the department’s fleet manager, known only as
Strubel, on February 16.
and we could not do that job. One of our foremen drove it to Luis (Brian’s Auto
Body Shop) as they are BMW-approved.”