Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister spends R1,6 million on luxury hotels
According to a parliamentary reply received today by the Democratic Alliance (DA), Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson has spent R1,6 million on hotel accommodation since April 2009.
That equals over R1700 for each day that the minister has been in office. Or, 28 RDP houses worth.
The Minister is giving serial luxury hotel user Sicelo Shiceka a serious run for his money.
The Minister's reply revealed numerous long stays at hotels, bookings at 5-star hotels, a high number of double-bookings (meaning that two different hotels were booked and paid for, for the same night) and a number of stays at hotels in Pretoria, despite the fact that the Minister should have an official residence there.
Details of the Minister's hotel stays include the following: