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  Northern Cape premier spends R50 000 on fast-food
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Sep 19, 2013 08:23pm
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News DateMonday, September 16, 2013 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionNorthern Cape premier Sylvia Lucas used her official credit card to spend R53 159 on fast-food during her first 10 weeks in office.

Lucas spent R26 565 on food in one month, according to the Sunday Times.

She was inaugurated as premier on May 30.

According to the report, she spent R11 956 on food in Kimberley, where she lives in the official premier's residence, in August.

Treasury guidelines stipulated that official credit cards were for "when the executive authorities are away on official duties outside the province".

Between July 16 and August 2, Lucas spent more than R2000 at her local SuperSpar, the Sunday Times reported.

Lucas reportedly told the newspaper the shop was conveniently "close to her home".
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