Monday, April 4, 2011

The never-ending nightmare of the ANC’s wasteful expenditure.

The never-ending story of the ANC government’s wasteful expenditure, is a nightmare that has no ending by the looks of it! There’s already countless investigations going on related to the irresponsible procurement of high-priced luxury vehicles and other non-essential paraphernalia for ANC officials, and now these bunch of communist gangsters want ultra-luxury VIP jets too!

While poverty, unemployment, crime, corruption, and poor service delivery, is also a never-ending story, and while the price of fuel, food, and other essential commodities needed for survival in this crazy modern world are rocketing to scary record-breaking heights, it almost feels pointless to ask the government why, why, why???, -- because the utter corrupt, greedy, pompous ANC bastards don’t really care a damn!
Why are we spending R800m on VIP jets?
By David Maynier
03 April 2011

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is deeply concerned by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu's reported decision to lease two brand new Embraer Linaege 1000 jets, at the cost of R800 million, for the South African Air Force to transport VIPs.

The tender specifications for the aircraft reportedly included:
  • being able to transport a minimum of 17 passengers;
  • sleeping quarters, together with toilet and showers, for two passengers;
  • onboard computer, facsimile and communications systems; and
  • two conference facilities for at least six passengers.
The tender for leasing the aircraft was reportedly awarded to AdoAir, a company owned by a Nigerian businessman, Adegboyega Olulade.

Why are we spending R800million on aircraft for VIPs when millions of people do not have housing, health and basic services? With R800 million, for example, 10,000 RDP houses could be provided.

The use of the South African Air Force for the purpose of ferrying around VIPs needs close scrutiny. The ministerial handbook is clear: the use of defence force aircraft for these purposes should be the exception, not the rule. The DA will call on Jerome Maake, Chairperson of the Joint Standing Committee on Defence, to schedule hearings on the question of VIP flights being provided by the South African Air Force.

Statement issued by David Maynier MP, DA Shadow Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, April 3 2011

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Total Amount Wasted to date = R3.82-billion !

  • Advertising - Wasteful Marketing, e-Marketing and Self-Congratulatory Advertising - R19 570 000
  • Hotelgate - unnecessary property rentals, hotel stays and property renovations - R166 975 000
  • Cargate - wasteful expenditure on luxury vehicles for politicians - R69 735 000
  • Partygate - wasteful expenditure on parties, conferences and other events - R160 870 000
  • Ticketgate - wasteful expenditure on tickets to sports events and other entertainment - R196 975 000
  • Audited fruitless and wasteful expenditure - items of wasteful expenditure appearing in financial audits - R351 300 000
  • Other items of wasteful and fruitless expenditure - R2 863 385 000
  • ….and so on! Click here to see the rest on


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