More than R3 million spent to

More than R3 million spent to maintain Jacob Zuma’s houses

In response to questions by the EFF’s Floyd Shivambu in parly, the minister of public works had to cough up some answers about how much is actually spent on el presidente.

More than R3 million spent to

You’ve got to give it to the EFF, those guys sure know how to make government officials sweat… mostly, because they have no sound tactics and come across as a chaotic mess, albeit an effective mess.

So Shivambu, an EFF MP and close ally of Malema, asked our minister of public works just how much tax money goes towards maintaining Zuma’s houses in a single financial year. The answer is R3 783 088.27 for the financial year 2014/15, almost four million Rand just to maintain the man’s residences.

These include the beautiful heritage building Genadendal in Rondebosch, Cape Town; and Mahlamba Ndlopfu, the pressie’s Pretoria residence, also declared a national heritage site according to the president.

Ok so the president gets a fat chunk of your tax, but how much do we pay for the rest of South Africa’s over-inflated yet criminally inept government? Have a look:

  • Vice president Cyril Ramaphosa’s residential upkeep – R1 596 390.38
  • Total spent on ministerial residences – R22 562 089.50
  • Deputy ministers – R9 430 690.86
  • Oh and then there’s the parliamentary village for MPs – R90 402 420

Parliamentary accommodation includes Acacia Park, Pelican Park and Laboria Park in Cape Town; where MPs can live off our tax money for as long as they hold a seat in parliament.