DA focuses on former ministers flying for free

The DA says it won't rest until public servants who have been given free transport for years are held accountable. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The DA says it won't rest until public servants who have been flying high -- for free, courtesy of South Africans' tax money -- are held accountable.

More than R20-million was used for domestic travel by former ministers and their spouses between April 2018 and March 2020 despite this practice having been scrapped from the ministerial handbook last year.

READ: No more expensive flights, security upgrades for MPs

The party has written to the Auditor-General to look into the alleged abuse of finances.

The DA's Leon Schreiber said, "politicians across the board trying to justify their actions by saying 'well it was written in the ministerial handbook and so, therefore, we didn't do anything wrong, we didn't have control over it'...

"These are the same politicians who wrote the ministerial handbook in the first place. The question really is whether such a benefit should ever have existed in the first place."

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