Trouble in paradise as Plett ratepayers try to put brakes on car plot
The council is being taken to court over a R1.3m plan to lease cars for the mayor and his deputy
Plettenberg Bay ratepayers are taking their mayor to court to stop him and his deputy driving state-funded luxury cars as “tools of trade”.
At the height of lockdown, councillors passed a resolution to spend R1.3m over three years leasing two cars, with the mayor eligible for a vehicle worth R700,000.
The ratepayers’ and residents’ association is challenging the decision in the Cape Town high court, saying it is illegal and unconscionable...