EC officials rack up millions in overtime claims - DA

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The Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape said while officials live it up raking in huge sums in overtime and travel, the people are taking to the streets to protest against the lack of service delivery.

DA MPL, Retief Odendaal, said in a statement on Wednesday that three EC government officials, each claimed more than R1 million per annum in overtime, and another claimed more than R50 000 for Substance and Travel per month. "These are just some of the examples of the shocking rate at which money is being wasted by the Eastern Cape Provincial government," Odendaal said.

He said the EC provincial government has to get its priorities right as officials cannot be burning through cash at this rate while the province is on fire.

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