President Zuma announces a review of the R9 million SAPS spent on his wives’ cars

BY ASAVELA FEKEMA - MAY 27, 2016

President Jacob Zuma announced on Friday that there will be a review of the benefit policies of his wives. This is shortly after it emerged that the South African Police Services (SAPS) spent millions from its budget buying his wives luxury vehicles.

Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko, on Tuesday in a parliamentary reply on the budget of the SAPS said that the police, between 2013 and 2016, had purchased the 10 luxury cars at an estimated R8.6 million.

The vehicles included four Range Rovers, two Land Rover Discoveries, two Audi Q7s and three Audi A6s – which were said to improve security for the president’s wives.

If that money had been spent on housing, it could have built 64 RDP homes for the poor at R135 000 a house.

Following the public outcry, Zuma announced that there will be a review of the transport benefits of his wives, and former presidents and deputy presidents on an on-going basis.

“The discussion will be looking at the transport benefits of the wives of those working in parliament and also include the wives of former and deputy presidents,” said the presidency.