POLL | Does SA have the right to know the cost of Ramaphosa's RWC flights?


- timeslive.co.za | a month ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been accused of splurging taxpaters' money on luxury travel for him and his entourage during the Rugby World Cup (RWC) finals in Japan.

This after the DA alleged  the ANC government refused to reveal the total costs of his trip to see the Springboks last year. According to DA MP Kobus Marais, the minister of defence and military veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, has refused to publicly disclose why Ramaphosa used a chartered aircraft and how much it cost, citing “security concerns”, which was allegedly the same strategy to avoid financial accountability under Jacob Zuma's government.

News 24 reported that Mapisa-Nqakula, in her response, said questions related to the matter "required a closed session of the joint standing committee on defence as it related to the security and movements of the VVIP".

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