Modise BMW scandal a 'political vendetta'

Thandi Modise believes there's a political vendetta to discredit her name ahead of the 2014 elections.

Thandi Modise after being voted deputy secretary-general with 2304 against Thoko Didiza's 1455 during the ANC's national conference in Polokwane, Tuesday, 18 December 2007. Picture: SAPA.

JOHANNESBURG - North West Premier Thandi Modise believes there is a political vendetta to discredit her name and finally get her ousted with the national elections just around the corner.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has slammed the premier, claiming she has purchased a new luxury vehicle every 13 months.

Modise's latest seven-series BMW, which costs the tax payer R1.3 million, was ordered in November.

But she believes it is all in order for her to better serve the community.

The premier's spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele says there is nothing untoward about this but rather an attack by the opposition to discredit her before the elections.

"We know that elections are about public perception. As long as there is this perception hanging, you know you'll be able to eliminate people who have been credible in the public eye, people who have fought corruption and greed relentlessly in this province."

A provincial sub-committee has been tasked to probe the procurement processes.