Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille has been slated by the ANC and ACDP for what they called ridiculous spending on international travel.
It's reported that De Lille spent R2.2 million for five trips abroad in five months of this year.
De Lille says that a reporter has miscalculated the travel expenditure for her office by adding the costs of trips that are yet to be taken.
According to De Lille, the projected costs on a recent trip to Turkey was inflated because of the weak value of the Rand.
She explains that her trips are part of an effort to bring foreign direct investment to the City and have paid off.
I can assure you that.. we don't waste taxpayers money... It's just sensationalising.— Patricia De Lille, Cape Town Mayor
De Lille says that her administration only prioritise travel that will provide returns to the metro.
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