Norma Gigaba’s travel tab now running at R800‚000

The former Minister of Finance‚ Malusi Gigaba‚ likes to keep his wife close: Taxpayers have paid over R800‚000 for his spouse to accompany him on trips abroad‚ according to a reply to a parliamentary question.

, Norma Gigaba’s travel tab now running at R800‚000, WorldNews | Travel Wire NewsFormer Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and his wife Norma. File photo.
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Democratic Alliance finance spokesperson‚ David Maynier‚ said this was rich because Gigaba was responsible for the implementation of cost containment measures within government‚ and had regularly called for greater efficiency in the use of public funds.


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He “should have set an example when it came to belt-tightening in South Africa”‚ said Maynier. “However‚ it has now emerged that a staggering R873‚366.68 was blown on international travel for the minister’s spouse‚ Norma Gigaba‚ who accompanied him on investor roadshows to the financial capitals of the world inter alia in China‚ the United Kingdom and the United States.”

The former Minister of Finance‚ Malusi Gigaba‚ likes to keep his wife close: Taxpayers have paid over R800‚000 for his spouse to accompany him on trips abroad‚ according to a reply to a parliamentary question.

Democratic Alliance finance spokesperson‚ David Maynier‚ said this was rich because Gigaba was responsible for the implementation of cost containment measures within government‚ and had regularly called for greater efficiency in the use of public funds.

He “should have set an example when it came to belt-tightening in South Africa”‚ said Maynier. “However‚ it has now emerged that a staggering R873‚366.68 was blown on international travel for the minister’s spouse‚ Norma Gigaba‚ who accompanied him on investor roadshows to the financial capitals of the world inter alia in China‚ the United Kingdom and the United States.” Timeslive

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