- The ANC is unhappy that the DA has spent R19 million in Cape Town on catering and events
- This whopping amount was allegedly spent in the first seven months of the new financial year
- However, the DA says the ANC is confused and the R19 million was the budget for the entire year, not seven months
According to South Africa's ruling party, the Democratic Alliance spent R19 million in the first seven months of the new financial year, believed to have gone to catering and events.
ANC City caucus leader Xolani Sotashe addressed a letter to the Speaker of the council to find out more about the nature of these events, according to IOL News.
"This fortune was irregular expenditure from July 1 till now. This means that in seven months, the DA-led City has blown an average of R2 78 462.57 per month on a catering frenzy. This is absolutely disgusting, given that many of our poorer areas in Cape Town are battling to get basic services."
Sotashe wants 'heads to roll' for this spending.
The DA has responded and says the ANC is confused - the R19 million was the budget for the entire year.
Ian Neilson, Deputy Mayor, said only R7 million was spent in the first seven months.
"The amount of R19.5 million is the catering budget for the whole year. The spend to date is R7 million."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Nielson explained what some of the money was spent on:
R2 052 467 on youth development and training programmes.
R1 724 736 on the Walking Bus Project, the mayoral outreach programme, soup kitchen initiatives, Youth Day events and Women’s Day.
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