Emfuleni’s Exorbitant Luxury Car Hire Costs

Emfuleni Local Municipality

In a reply to a DA question, Gauteng Cooperative Governance MEC, Paul Mashatile revealed that Emfuleni Local Municipality is hiring luxury cars at over R120 000 per month.

Thus far over half a million has been spent on hiring Mercedes Benz C Class vehicles for the Mayor and the Speaker of the council.

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According to MEC Mashatile, these vehicles are courtesy vehicles whilst the Mayor and the Speaker’s official vehicles are in for service.

Ultimate Exotic Travel and Events

What makes no sense, is that these vehicles have been hired from January to September 2016. The official mayoral vehicles cannot possibly be in for a service every month.

The service provider, Ultimate Exotic Travel and Events have been raking up funds from the Municipality.

At over R120 000 per month per rental the Municipality could have bought a brand new small sedan or hatchback vehicle every month.

I will submit further questions to the MEC to get to the bottom of these rentals.

Cost-cutting measures should have been implemented in all municipalities in the province.

Hiring of luxury vehicles flies in the face of the many indigent residents of Emfuleni.


Media enquiries:

Kingsol Chabalala MPL

DA Gauteng Constituency Head – Emfuleni North

060 558 8299

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