- Outgoing Free State Premier Ace Magashule was thrown a lavish R20 million farewell party
- Deputy President David Mabuza says there is no money for expensive parties and is questioning why the Free State insisted on the party
- Mabuza believes Cabinet members should be subject to lifestyle audits to ensure government is not corrupt
Deputy President David Mabuza has questioned the Free State provincial government's decision to throw a lavish R20 million farewell party for outgoing premier Ace Magashule.
Concerns about the party were raised by the National Council of Provinces, and Mabuza has said they are right to be concerned as the party was funded by taxpayers' money.
Government officials in Bloemfontein were reportedly ordered to leave work by 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning to attend Magashule's farewell party.
Briefly.co.za learned Mabuza has said he will find out why the Free State provincial government insisted on a farewell party for its outgoing premier.
Mabuza, told Members of Parliament that he won't host a farewell bash, despite being a former premier of Mpumalanga.
“Well, I’m here. I didn’t have a party at home but I’m still surviving. Because we don’t have money.”
Mabuza believes full lifestyle audits of Cabinet members will go a long way towards rebuilding public trust and fighting corruption.
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