Government ministers rentals in arrears

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, has confirmed that some ministers haven't paid their rent for as long as three months.

The Democratic Alliance had asked for details of the amounts outstanding on each residence, who the offending ministers are, and where their homes are located.

READ:MPs to summons ministers over nearly R14bn owed to Eskom

Speaking to Joanne Joseph, EWN reporter Gaye Davis says the minister is not giving out that information.

He is also not making it clear what amounts are involved, except we do know that some of this debt is more than three months old. But that could mean anything.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter

It could mean that it is a year old or more than a year old, we just don't know.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter

Davis says the minister thanked the DA for bringing this matter to his attention.

The minister says there may have been what he calls a systemic lapse in collecting rent from the ministers and deputy ministers because he says some of the amounts are beyond what would be regarded as a normal debt that is over three months old.

Gaye Davis, EWN reporter

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