DA to picket against ‘rockstar’ ministers

Over the past months, the DA has exposed that Ministers and Deputy Ministers in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet are living like rockstars. These Cabinet cadres have even insulated themselves against the loadshedding crisis they caused – all using taxpayer money.

Statement from DA Media

Ministers who have run this country into the ground are living in 97 mansions in Cape Town and Pretoria, worth nearly R1 billion. The 624 support staff they employ have cost taxpayers nearly R2 billion over the past five years. This is in addition to the four free luxury vehicles, VIP protection, free water and electricity, and other expensive perks they receive.

This is in stark contrast to the millions of South Africans who struggle every day to feed their children and keep their business’ doors open.

On Monday, 13 March 2023, the DA will picket at the luxurious ministerial estate, Bryntirion, in Tshwane to say that we have had enough. Bryntirion is the biggest ministerial estate in South Africa. It is here where ANC cadres live like rockstars in multimillion Rand houses on the backs of the 60 million citizens who suffer daily as a result of this government’s failures.

At the picket, DA Leader, John Steenhuisen, will unpack how the DA is fighting back against the Ministerial Handbook that is currently nothing but a blank cheque for ANC looting, and which may well be illegal in its entirety.

Steenhuisen will be joined by the DA Shadow Minister for Public Service and Administration, Dr Leon Schreiber, DA Shadow Minister for Social Development, Bridget Masango and the DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, Solly Msimanga .

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