- Mmusi Maimane used a luxury vehicle gifted by the infamous Markus Jooste according to a report
- The DA leader allegedly refused to return the Fortuner despite warning that it may harm his reputation
- James Selfe has confirmed that the car was owned by a rental company and paid for by Steinhoff
Mmusi Maimane drove around a Fortuner gifted to him by Markus Jooste for months according to the Rapport.
Briefly.co.za reported that the Democratic Alliance leader had come under scrutiny over his lavish home, which he had overdeclared as an asset despite renting it.
Now, a white Fortuner paid for with Steinhoff funding has been the latest source of Maimane's problems.
James Selfe, DA Federal Executive chair, confirmed that the vehicle was a rental and funded by Steinhoff.
News24 reports that Selfe revealed that, after Steinhoff's fall from grace, the party had encouraged Maimane to return the car.
Nevertheless, it seems that the opposition leader opted to use it for months despite warnings from other party members.
The Steinhoff scandal had seen Jooste accused of insider trading, fudging the company's books and tax evasion. The company's shares had crashed wiping out R20 billion in investments.
In response to this situation, Maimane referred the matter to Selfe for comment, apparently due to the vehicle being a donation to the part.
Jooste and Steinhoff have both declined to comment on their involvement.
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