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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

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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...

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