Patricia Kopane MP
DA Leader in the Free State
Free State Premier Ace Magashule spent R12 million on his own television channel in the last financial year.
This was revealed in the latest financial statements of the Premier’s Office tabled in the legislature today.
A further R8 million was spent on a propaganda infomercial that ran on ETV.
It can’t be right to waste this much money on propaganda talk when the Free State needs action on delivery.
I will formally request the Premier to close down Hlasela TV and channel the money to delivery projects instead.
My colleague in the legislature, Peter Freuwen, will make recommendations in this regard when the issue is discussed in the Public Accounts Committee.
The recent protests in Sasolburg should be a warning sign for the Premier that the economy of the province is in trouble.
The amount being blown on propaganda projects to make the Premier look like he is delivering is not acceptable.