Cabinet ministers spent R1.4bn

The DA’s Leon Schreiber says the majority of the money was spent during the Covid-19 lockdown.

“New information obtained by the DA through a series of parliamentary questions reveals that the ANC national government spent at least R1.2 billion in public money on accommodation, R157 million on catering, and R12 million on entertainment.”

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The biggest spenders on catering, entertainment, and accommodation:
  • Ronald Lamola’s department of justice and correctional services spent R293 million.
  • Lindiwe Sisulu’s former departments of human settlements, water, and sanitation spent R252 million.
  • Angie Motshekga’s department of basic education spent R149 million.
  • Aaron Motsoaledi’s department of home affairs spent R149 million.
  • Barbara Creecy’s department of forestry, fisheries, and the environment spent R137 million.
  • Naledi Pandor’s department of international relations and cooperation spent R127 million.
  • Blade Nzimande’s higher education, science, and innovation department spent R74 million.
  • Zweli Mkhize’s health department spent R67 million.
  • Gwede Mantashe’s department of mineral resources and energy spent R55 million.
  • Fikile Mbalula’s transport department spent R34 million.
  • Ayanda Dlodlo’s public service and administration department spent R26 million.
  • Patrica de Lille’s public works and infrastructure department spent R22 million.
  • Stella Ndabeni-Abraham’s small business department spent R12 million.