Spendthrift government forks out R1.5bn for luxury items

By Andy Rice 15 July 2010

Since it's inception, President Jacob Zuma's government has spent R1.5 billion on luxuries including expensive cars, five-star hotel stays, sports tickets, parties and "self-congratulatory" advertising, the DA said on Thursday at the release of its Wasteful Expenditure Monitor. The worst offenders are the Department of Public Works and the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government.  Read more: M&G