- While, as a former president, Jacob Zuma is entitled to VIP protection and other privileges afforded to one in his position, we can't help but notice the high-end fleet of vehicles he travels with
- The State Capture Inquiry has drawn the nation's focus to Zuma, with numerous citizens curious about the flash exhibited when he pulls in with his motorcade
- The Democratic Alliance has promised to look into the situation but in the meantime one can make an educated guess as to how much it all costs the taxpayer
Jacob Zuma is arguably one of the most recognisable politicians in Mzansi, so it comes as no surprise that he has an escort guarding him.
However, the flashy motor brigade that pulled into the State Capture Inquiry carrying the former president has raised a few eyebrows.
At least eight vehicles, all top-notch, formed part of the 77-year-old's security team. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse suggest that there may be too many cars involved, and raised the issue with the Democratic Alliance's Lein Schreiber.
The Shadow Minister of Public Services has promised to report back with a follow-up on the issue, but let's take a guess as to how much of SA's money pulled up to the scene.
The custom-made Security Plus BMW SUVs shuttling Zuma around reportedly cost R2 million per car.
The South African reports that Msholozi could be driving around with R16 million worth of high-end luxury vehicles.
This high figure excludes the costs of his security team, maintenance on the vehicles and fuel.
Furthermore, each bodyguard assigned to protect the president comes at a cost of R500 000 per annum.
Definitely a hefty price tag to cart anyone around, even if he was at one stage the president.
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