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For ANDz

Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:36 pm

ANDZ, and i quote you (Thread : JNB to be renamed)

"And so the waste of taxpayers’ money continuous. Instead of spending the funds on much needed infrastructure in townships, where people are living below the poverty line in corrugated iron shacks, the ruling party decides to rather spend it on an airport name change - that is so insightful"


What do you think about the R400 000 (+) in fuel costs for a Government Jet to fly Deputy President Ngcuka and her family to Dubai on a private holiday with no official business (Beeld, 11 Jan 2006, page 12)
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RE: For ANDz

Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:27 am

It was actually SA7700 who said it. See reply 3.  Smile

Concerning your question, apparently the situation is a bit more complex than we mere South African mortals thought. Apparently, the government takes full responsibility for providing transport and security for Pres. Mbeki and Deputy-Pres. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, whether they are on official or private trips.  sarcastic 

Sometimes I would like to get on the gravy train in South Africa so badly I can virtually taste blood! I suppose the South African Government has never heard about commercial airlines like EK, GF, QR or Etihad Airways. But then again, why would Phumzile and her family fly in Business-or First Class on a commercial airline when she can do her nails on the Falcon 900 on her way to AUH?  sarcastic 


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RE: For ANDz

Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:55 pm

Sorry , my mistake - Yes wouldn't that be nice, Guess perks is perks but everything has a limit. This also gives a new meaning to the term "paid holiday"
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RE: For ANDz

Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:41 pm

I only saw this thread while searching... prior to starting a thread about the vice president's holiday LOL.

This story just won't go away, she wasn't, then was, then wasn't on official business. Some reports said she went to the UAE to see how cranes are built! (She should have just checked non-av LOL).

Personally I think it outrageous, she was appointed to replace Jacob Zuma who was fired for allegations of fraud, apparently the new vice president feels she can just carry on in the same manner!

With the levels of poverty in this country, such behaviour by a government official is inexcusable. However, as has been pointed out in several threads in the past, when the next election comes along the majority of the populace will just vote ANC again....
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...

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