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Mathale didn't use state funds - Limpopo govt.

It's alleged Cassel Mathale spent R140,000 on two short distance helicopter trips in five months.

It's alleged Cassel Mathale spent R140,000 on two short distance helicopter trips in just five months.

JOHANNESBURG - The Limpopo government insists Premier Cassel Mathale financed his own trip to the Cape Town Jazz Festival and has denied reports that he used taxpayers' money.

It's been reported the premier spent over R100,000 during his trip to the Mother City two months ago.

It's alleged he spent R140,000 on two short distance helicopter trips in just five months.

Limpopo government's Tebatso Mabitsela said, "He had a long standing official engagement in Cape Town which he was invited to and honoured. He attended unofficial matters but he didn't use state funds for his accommodation."

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