How much longer will taxpayers fund Van Rooyen’s luxury hotel stay?
AmaBhungane reporter Tabelo Timse unpacks the reaction to Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen’s month-to-month stay in a five-star hotel.
The government has splashed out at least R500 000 on a luxury apartment for the controversial co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister, Des van Rooyen, and his family at a five-star boutique hotel in Pretoria.
This follows Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s warning in this year’s budget speech that the government planned to introduce stringent cost-cutting in all departments to allow additional spending on higher education and other national priorities. The measures would include national travel and accommodation.