Education MEC's 'faulty Merc' scam costs taxpayer R100k a month

Letter forged to spare education MEC using luxury car of previous incumbent and rival

10 November 2019 - 00:05 By ZIMASA MATIWANE

A KwaZulu-Natal MEC has been caught using an elaborate scam to justify his not using the state car used by his predecessor - instead blowing hundreds of thousands of rands in taxpayers' money on car hire.

Officials answering to education MEC Kwazi Mshengu appear to have forged a letter from a Mercedes-Benz dealership advising him not to make use of a one-year-old Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 because it was so unsafe it could kill him...

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