Pan-African Parliament head costing SA a fortune with his demands

Pan-African Parliament head costing SA a fortune with his demands

- The president of the Pan-African Parliament Roger Nkodo Dang has been costing South African tax payers a fortune

- He has refused to stay at the ministerial home offered to him as well as demanding a more expensive luxury vehicle than the one originally offered

- The South African delegation were shocked at these revelations especially since PAP has deteriorated under Dang's watch

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Roger Nkodo Dang , the president of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is not impressed with what the government offers in terms of transport and accommodation.

He rejected the ministerial home that the government offered him. Instead he demanded to stay at the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton. learned that the government also offered Dang a Mercedes-Benz E-Class but this was also declined in favour of a more expensive Mercedes Benz ML SUV according to

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PAP’s clerk of parliament, Vipya Harawa, revealed that Dang cost South Africa R80,000 a month when he stayed at an exclusive estate in Pretoria. He stayed at the hotel for the most of 2015 and 2016.

“After 2016, he moved to an exclusive residence in Waterkloof. This after the ministerial residence offered by Dirco was rejected by Mr Nkodo as being substandard,” Harawa said in a written reply.

These revelations were met with shock by the South African delegation particularly in light of the condition that PAP was in under Dang's supervision.

PAP is being accused of failing to complete its mandate which includes acting as an advisory board to the African Union and ensuring that African countries are held accountable by insiting on good governance and peace on the continent.

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Ndivhuwo Mabaya, spokesperson for International Relations, said that the South African government offered Dang his accommodation and transport as a courtesy and has done so for all leaders since its inception in 2004.

The reason for Dang's refusal to stay at the ministerial home offered to him by the government is due to ongoing renovations.

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