Town's 'lavish' Q5 buy angers DA

2013-04-10 08:10

Johannesburg - Limpopo's Aganang municipality has denied it was wrong to buy a R490 000 Audi Q5 for its 'speaker'.

Municipal spokeswoman Disree Manyane said: "All the necessary procedures were followed. The council took a resolution to buy the car. All proper channels were followed."

The Democratic Alliance, however, says luxury 4x4 bought without council approval.


DA provincial leader Jacques Smalle said: "There is an enormous backlog of service delivery in the municipality. The council was not notified about the purchase and the tender was not even advertised, a clear violation of Municipal Finance Management Act)regulations."

Neither had there been a written quotation stipulating the conditions of the purchase.

Manyane disputed this, repeating that a resolution was taken in a council meeting at the beginning of 2013.

She asserted that the purchase was made in compliance with an SA Local Government Association circular on determining the upper limits of salaries, benefits and allowances for councillors.


  • Kwashirai Chigodora - 2013-04-10 09:11

    Buying a car for anybody who earns more than R30 000 per month should be banned. Government or private sector. Whats the logic in paying people huge amounts of money and then buying them things they can afford to buy too. Then saying there is no money for development or to pay lower paid workers! no wonder the world is in economic turmoil and headed for nuclear strikes by crazy men!

  • Herman 'H' Groenendaal - 2013-04-10 09:42

    NO moral compass!! Let people go hungry, housing suffers, corruption out of control, but hey, we followed proper procedure! #SMH

  • Dexter Tangocci - 2013-04-10 11:57

    This is obviously what the voters want, seen as they continuously put the ANC in power.

  • Rudzani Mulaudzi Mulaudzi - 2013-04-11 08:58

    we followed the necessary procedure, by buying a car for someone who is earning close to R40 000 per month. let that person buy his or her car from their own salary.

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