New report reveals that ministers owe millions of rands in rent on homes

March 15, 2021


These homes have been subsidised by taxpayers.

The Sunday Times has published a new report that shows that a number of former cabinet ministers owe millions of rands in rent on their homes, which have been subsidised by South African taxpayers. According to the expose, Patricia de Lille has sent letters to these ministers to request payment of almost R8 million in outstanding installments. According to government rules, ministers are allowed two properties: one in Cape Town and one in Gauteng for official purposes. One of these they may stay in rent-free. The other must be paid by using a mere 1% of their salaries. Some of the ministers who owe money include Fikile Mbalula, Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba.