Minister’s Wife spend R873 366.68 million on international shopping spree

Norma Gigaba spent R873 366.68 of the Department of Treasury funds on shopping while accompanied her husband Malusi Gigaba on the investor roadshows to US, China, & the United Kingdom...

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Former Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba’s wife Norma Gigaba spent almost a million rand in public funds on International shopping trips.

It has now emerged that a staggering R873 366.68 was blown on international travel for the minister’s spouse, Norma Gigaba, who accompanied him on investor roadshows to the financial capitals of the world inter alia in China, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Norma Gigaba had no official duties on the investor roadshows and was just accompanying her husband Mr Malusi Gigaba who is now the Minister of Home Affairs.

Opposition party Democratic Alliance demands the minister to payback the money

See below:

43. Mr D J Maynier (DA) to ask the Minister of Finance:

Whether a certain person (name furnished) accompanied him on any of his official travels to the (a) United States (b) Japan, (c) China and/or (d) Singapore in October and November 2017; if not, in each case, why not; if so, in respect of each leg of official travel, (i) what was the (aa) purpose, (bb) departure date, (cc) arrival date and (dd)(aaa) total cost and (bbb) detailed breakdown of the total cost and (ii) what is the total cost to the National Treasury of the specified person’s official travel since 1 April 2017?

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REPLY:

(i)(aa)

(i)(bb)

(i)(cc)

(i)(dd)(aaa)

(i)(dd)(bbb)

(a)

Fifth Annual South Africa Tomorrow Investor Conference, New York, 9-10 Nov 2017

7 Nov 2017

11 Nov 2017

R 139 442.38

Air travel

Daily allowance (for entire trip)

T&S incidental cost

R122 773.29

R15 942.15

R726.94

(b)

Non-deal Roadshow, Asia 12-17 Nov 2017

11 Nov 2017

13 Nov 2017

(c)

13 Nov 2017

15 Nov 2017

(d)

15 Nov 2017

17 Nov 2017

(ii) R873 366.68