Whether any other person have driven Minister and Deputy Ministers’ official blue light fitted vehicles

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QUESTION NO:       3833  (NW4624E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 41-2011 OF 25 NOVEMBER 2011

MR PJC PRETORIUS (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

  1. Whether any other person have driven (a) her and (b) her Deputy Ministers’ official blue light fitted vehicles; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, in each case, in respect of the (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 financial years, (aa) what is each specified person‘s (aaa) name and (bbb) designation, (bb) which type of vehicle and (cc) why?

REPLY:

(a) No person has driven Minister’s official vehicle other than the VIP Protection officers allocated to her.
(b) In the instance of Deputy Minister Fransman, no person has driven the Deputy Minister’s official vehicles other than the VIP Protection officers allocated to him.  In the instance of Deputy Minister Ebrahim, his spouse did drive the official vehicles occasionally. (aa)  (aaa) Mrs S Ebrahim (bbb) spouse of Deputy Minister Ebrahim, (bb) BMW 7 series and (cc) the Ministerial Handbook does make provision for spouses to drive the official vehicles for private purposes.

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