The Daily News was tipped off about the city’s official vehicles being “dumped” at the centre opposite the Durban station. The vehicles are a 5-series BMW, two 3-series BMWs and a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The mileage on all four vehicles is not clear nor is when the vehicles were commissioned.
A municipal official said it seemed Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda would be receiving a new vehicle for security reasons, but the municipality did not respond to this particular question.
The Daily News sought clarity from the city on the issue, asking about the security allegation, if new vehicles would be purchased for the mayor, deputy and the speaker, the value of the vehicles and the mileage on all four vehicles particularly the 5-series and 3 series BMWs, which were used by the former mayor and deputy mayor respectively.