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By Staff Writer

Dreadful minister Faith Muthambi flew 30 members of her family and friends to Cape Town for her budget speech in parliament in May.

The Sunday Times reported that Muthambi treated family and friends to a luxury junket at huge expense to the taxpayer just two months after being moved to the public service and administration portfolio from communications department.

Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi visits Evuxakeni Psychiatric Hospital, 31 Dec 2015 | by GovernmentZA
Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi visits Evuxakeni Psychiatric Hospital, 31 Dec 2015 | by GovernmentZA

The newspaper reveals that Muthambi:

Flew several family members, including her mother, aunt, sister, and son, to Cape Town for her budget vote speech in parliament in May.

Also in the entourage was disgraced former SABC board chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala;

  • Hired former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s 21-year-old daughter two months after moving to her new job; and
  • Hired a Limpopo police constable as her personal assistant.

“People, especially the minister’s relatives and friends, were shuttled from Limpopo to OR Tambo International Airport at taxpayers’ expense. And they all spent two nights in Cape Town courtesy of South African taxpayers,” a source said.

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