- The Democratic Alliance is demanding a full report into President Cyril Ramaphosa's R3.5 million trip to Switzerland
- The opposition party insists that, in the face of unemployment and difficult economic times, the trip amounted to nothing more than a 'luxury vacation'
- The president had taken 35 delegates to a conference in Geneva and the DA wants to know what was achieved
June saw the Department of Employment and Labour forking over R3.5 million to send 35 officials to Switzerland with the president.
The Democratic Alliance is demanding a full report into the matter, wanting to know what was achieved during the trip.
Briefly.co.za reported that unemployment figures have hit a ten-year high, currently at a shocking 29%.
In light of this, the opposition party has released a statement on the pricey trip for state officials, noting that each delegate cost R100 000.
If no tangible solutions to South Africa's job crisis were attained, reads the statement, the DA feels the trip would have amounted to 'nothing more than a luxury vacation' in what they claim is one of the most expensive cities- 'a colossal waste' of taxpayer's coin.
The party's Michael Cardo insists that the public deserves more details about the trip and its outcome, requesting that the department indicates how lessons learnt will be implemented to South Africa's benefit.
Cardo feels that the high price-tag will be nearly impossible to justify as millions sit at home, waiting for an improvement in the grim economic outlook, reports DispatchLIVE.
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