eMalahleni’s new mayor hasn’t turned after all, and will still be using municipal funds to buy herself a R1.5 million Lexus.
Ntshalintshali is the ANC’s new eMalahleni mayor who, just a few days after being sworn in, requested the SUV. She had initially decided to do the honourable thing and not go through with the purchase, but now had decided to go through with it.
The ANC’s Mandla Ndlovu had suggested the mayor opt for a more affordable car, but she had her mind made up on the R1.5 million Lexus SUV.
The DA had previously urged the ANC led council not to waste money on luxury purchases, and instead to use the money for service delivery.
Solly Msimanga and Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip have both made it clear that no expensive vehicles will be bought by their municipalities and both; including Herman Mashaba, have made it clear that they will be cost cutting and both have done accordingly so.