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DES’S LUX­URY HO­TEL STAY

Finweek English Edition - - THE WEEK -

Co­op­er­a­tive gov­er­nance and tra­di­tional af­fairs min­is­ter Des van Rooyen, who served as fi­nance min­is­ter for a brief four days af­ter the ax­ing of Nh­lanhla Nene in De­cem­ber 2015, stayed 122 nights in ho­tels and two nights in a guest house while wait­ing for a min­is­te­rial house. The ho­tel costs to­talled nearly R1m, ac­cord­ing to a re­ply to Par­lia­ment by his de­part­ment. The de­part­ment of pub­lic works, who took six months to find Van Rooyen a house, foot the ho­tel bill, it said. The ho­tel, 31 on Her­bert Baker, has a 180° view of Pre­to­ria and bor­ders a na­ture re­serve in Groen­kloof, news24.com re­ported.

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