Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has come
under fire after it emerged at the weekend that he, his partner and several
state bodyguards spent nearly two weeks at the luxury holiday destination.
It was reported that accommodation for the
party’s 12-night stay at the Desroches Island Resort cost more than R2 million.
Kgalema Motlanthe spokesperson Thabo Masebe said wherever he travelled when
he travelled by road and transported by the SAPS and when he travelled by air
he was flown by the South African Airforce.
Masebe adds that the SAPS also provides security
on a 24 hour basis and all these things he says both security and travel is
regardless of the purpose of this travel whether it is for private or for official
Meanwhile the Democratic Alliance said they
will be requesting the Public Protector Thuli Mandonsela to investigate the use
of public funds by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
DA Shadow Minister of Defence and Military
Veterans David Maynier said that no matter what the rule it is simply wrong for
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to use public funds on his holiday in the Seychelles, when so many
people in our country live in poverty.
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