In a written reply to a parliamentary question, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, said that the R9 million used to buy a number of luxury cars for president Jacob Zuma‘s wives came from the budget of the police between 2013 and 2016.
According to the Democratic Alliance MP Zakhele Mbhele, the amount spent on the luxury cars is equivalent to the funds needed to provide jobs to 1‚315 workers under the Expanded Public Works Programme. The Sowetan reported that the money used could have paid for 116 students’ university fees for a year.
Timeslive reported that DA MP Zakhele Mbhele said the cars were necessary to provide comprehensive protection to VIP spouses.
Here is a look at some of the cars: