What is the deal between the guvenmunt and mercedes benz. Every time there is a controversy relating to a vehicle, a Merc is involved. It is obviously the vehicle of choice for the pseudo elite. Tony Yengeni, S'bu Ndebele are a prime example of the merc syndrome. The latest victim has resigned “ hallelujah”. Are the times really a-changing?
In Gauteng area of SA, there are reported to be 400 000 stolen and unregistered vehicles on the road, so I guess finding a rare Merc is a problem.
Gauteng agriculture and rural development minister Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko has resigned amid controversy over a government-procured Mercedes-Benz stolen from outside her house, the provincial government said on Friday.
"We're not breaking any rules. We wanted a good-quality car that could be used in rural areas.”
Her resignation comes after the Star reported the (+/-US$ 115000.00) R920 000 ML 63 AMG (one decent sized rural pot-hole will end it) was purchased and paid for, then taken home on a Friday without insurance or a tracking device.It was stolen the same weekend, when her husband was hijacked in their driveway, the report said. (rat is in the air)
The Almost full story
Soon, a letter arrived from Nkomo-Ralehoko – signed and on an official government letterhead – instructing him to allow Sydney to “collect my car Mercedes-Benz ML63 on my behalf”.
Nkomo-Ralehoko’s spokesperson, Tshepo Shawa, said five or six men had attacked Sydney at gunpoint and taken the car. Nkomo-Ralehoko was not at home at the time.
The police probed for the possibility of an inside job.