Saturday, October 17, 2009

ANC elite sends message to taxpayers

I can't decide if its arrogance, IQ67 imbecility, ignorance or disdain for the plight of South Africans at a time of very high unemployment, budget shortfalls and riots in the street that department heads deem it appropriate to throw lavish soirées at taxpayer's expense at every opportunity. Time and again they get told it's not proper to waste such money and time and again they demonstrate they don't care.

Blacks sure like a party when someone else is paying. Everything is an occasion. The opening of some building, the announcement of some bonehead idea, eish, time to pop the bubbly - and most infuriatingly of all, celebrate the submission of budget reports....?! Isn't that their job...? Do you have parties for presenting reports? The good times just keep on rolling for the well to do in the ANC cabal.


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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga spent more than R250 000 on a party to celebrate her budget speech in Parliament.

In answer to a parliamentary question from George Boinamo, the DA spokesperson for education, Motshekga said the department of education had spent a total of R267 044 on the event.

This included about R50 000 for refreshments and R20 500 for entertainment.

Motshekga pointed out that the party - which was attended by 250 guests - was held for both the basic education and higher education and training departments.

The party and the expensive accommodation of the Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa in the Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront (which amounted to R237 000), cost the taxpayer more than half a million rand.

Motshekga and Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande have already come under fire for buying luxury official cars, despite the recession.

Motshekga's two cars, (a Range Rover Sport TDV8 and a BMW 730D), cost the taxpayer more than R1.7m while Nzimande's BMW 750i cost more than R1.1m. - Die Burger

1 Opinion(s):

Exzanian said...

Shameless kleptocracy. That money that is being wasted has no value attached to it. It is really just swine grovelling around in caviar. Fucken pigs, 100 years ago they were all happy just to stuff mielie pap into their mouths with their fingers....