NW premier feeling the heat

Opposition parties have raised concerns about her trend of buying luxury vehicles with tax payers’ money.

North West Premier Thandi Modise's office says she's being targeted following concerns by opposition parties about her new luxury vehicle. Picture: SAPA.

JOHANNESBURG - North West Premier Thandi Modise's office says she is being targeted as concerns are being raised by opposition parties regarding her trend of buying luxury vehicles with tax payers' money.

Questions are being raised about whether Modise made the right moral decision to buy a BMW worth R1.3 million.

It's clearly outlined in the budget speech the days of wasting the public's money on luxury cars are over.

Modise believes she has done nothing wrong after the Department of Public Works approved the order for the vehicle.

Her spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele says the vehicle is needed in order for the premier to better service her community.

"She would have insisted on renting a 750i if she was that type of a leader."

The DA's Chris Hattingh says spending so much money on a vehicle is ludacris.

"We should allow the public accounts committee to do their investigation"

A sub-committee has been tasked to probe the procurement processes that were followed and is expected to reveal its outcome in the next two weeks.