Minister’s Merc going, going, gone
deaths were caused by firearms — 67 000 from selfharm and 161 000 from assault. A Mercedes-Benz belonging to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was sold for R10 at an auction in King William’s Town on Thursday. It went under the hammer after MapisaNqakula failed to settle a R50 000 debt for repairs to a faulty engine and gearbox. But no buyers turned up and the garage itself landed the 1998 C180 at the first bid.