- The Democratic Alliance has revealed that a Toyota Fortuner at the centre of recent controversy had been donated to help with campaigning
- Mmusi Maimane had been given the vehicle by former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste to conduct election work in the Western Cape
- Politicians have seemed to enjoy the opposition leader's compromising situation, despite Maimane's insistence that everything was above board
Democratic Alliance national spokesperson Solly Malatsi has revealed that the Fortuner at the centre of Mmusi Maimane's Steinhoff drama was donated to help his campaign.
The Citizen reports that the opposition leader had used the vehicle, rented for him by disgraced ex-CEO Markus Jooste, to promote the party during election season.
Malatsi said that it was not party policy to disclose donors or the nature of donations, but he confirmed that:
“The DA received a donation in the form of the use of a vehicle for a limited period, to assist with campaigning in the Western Cape and to help [Maimane] with the execution of his duties. The car’s use “was facilitated through a hire car company”, and the cost “borne by Steinhoff."
Nevertheless, South African politicians are relishing the drama, taking to social media to throw shade in Mmusi's direction.
Take a look at the responses put forward by some of the biggest names in politics:
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