Confusion over trashing of Sun City hotel room
By Khanyisa Tabata
29 August 2011
The Sports Ministry has denied allegations that its staff trashed a luxury hotel suite booked in the name of President Jacob Zuma at an awards ceremony at Sun City last week.
The Democratic Alliance’s Donald Lee is, however, demanding an explanation from Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula as to why 60-thousand-Rands was spent on a suite for its staff.
Lee says the minister openly announced that the awards would not come cheap because they needed to be spectacular.
The Sports Ministry insists that the reports are “wild allegations” and “pure lies”.
Spokesperson Paena Galane says no one in the ministry had booked any room at Sun City during the awards ceremony. Galane adds that the allegation that 60-thousand-Rands a night room had been booked for Zuma is, as he puts it, “evil”.