JOHANNESBURG – Questions have been raised by social media users about the need for political office-bearers to purchase vehicles valued up to R700,000.
Cost-cutting measures gazetted on Friday, instruct officials to keep finances in mind when buying new official vehicles and when travelling on official business.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni took to social media on Tuesday night urging South Africans to read the government gazette about cost-cutting measures, before commenting.
Earlier in the day, Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani said cabinet ministers should lead by example if they wanted mayors to use public transport instead of expensive vehicles.
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