Premier ignores Cabinet directive, buys R1.3m car
North West Premier Thandi Modise reportedly ignored a directive against splurging on luxury vehicles.
JOHANNESBURG - North West Premier Thandi Modise has reportedly ignored a Cabinet directive against splurging on luxury vehicles and has treated herself to a R1.3 million rand BMW 750i.
But he has explained that no law was broken.
Elisha says the ministerial handbook states that a car to the value of 70 percent of a premier's salary can be purchased.
Last year Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan instructed ministers, MECs and premiers to halt extravagant spending on luxury cars.