Gauteng MEC for Local Government and Housing, Humphrey Mmemezi, used his government-issued credit card to buy an artwork worth R10 000 from burger chain McDonald’s.
The initial transaction was disguised to indicate the buying of R10 000 worth of burgers.
The R10 000 would buy 256 Big Mac burger meals with large chips and a Coke at R38.95 a piece.
Documents seen by the Daily News sister paper, The Star, indicate that Mmemezi used his government-issued FNB credit card at the McDonald’s in Silverton, Pretoria, last October.
The money was authorised into a Nedbank account belonging to the restaurant.