South Africa’s Tshwane Mayor is putting a stop to luxury vehicles for city officials
South Africa has a new executive mayor for the City of Tshwane and he is not about to do business as usual. Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga’s first order of business is to cut back on costs and he has already vocalized some important changes.
He said in a statement:
No new luxury cars will be bought or leased for politicians‚ and if vehicles currently owned by Tshwane require replacement‚ sensible and low-cost vehicles will be procured.
I will not allow public money to be spent on luxury cars‚ while our people struggle for services‚ houses and jobs.
A Hyundai i20 or Toyota Corolla can do the same job for a politician as an expensive sedan.”