RTMC CEO refutes claims he spent over R2m on cars for personal use

Makhosini Msibi says claims of four bodyguards and spending over R2 million on cars are not true.

FILE: Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) CEO Makhosini Msibi (C). Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

JOHANNEBSURG - The CEO of the Road Traffic Management Corporation(RTMC) Makhosini Msibi has denied claims that the company spent more than R2 million on cars for his own personal use.

The Public Protector has been asked to investigate claims that he is abusing the corporation's money and that he has four bodyguards.

Msibi says these claims against him are simply not true.

"These are the actions of people that want to distract us and to maliciously give false information to the media to circulate. However, through proper channels we are going to deal with this, it is not surprising."

Msibi also says it's not true that he uses four bodyguards and that those claims are part of a political agenda against him.

"I do have somebody that is guarding me, as well as a person who deals with this for security reasons but as to talk about four bodyguards… that is not true. So because we are the corporation of traffic law enforcement, we are just using traffic officers."

He also says this is being driven by people who want to stop him from re-structuring the organisation.

Msibi says he will formally respond to these claims in the proper structures.