She was owing the garage R50 000 for repairs done on the car but when she failed to pay the garage owners took it and auctioned it.


A 1998 Mercedes Benz belonging to Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been auctioned for only R10.

Lawyers from the King Williamís Town Motor Engineering confirmed indeed the minister’s C180 Merc went for R10.

The car had been taken to the King Williamís Town Motor Engineering in order to be fixed for faults in the engine and gearbox year ago.

Minister of Defence & Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Ngqakula. PIC Times.

The sale took place in Eastern Cape this week.

The car was used to transport Mapisa-Nqakula’s 96-year-old father.

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Lawyers from the garage said they decided to buy the car themselves because no bidders showed up at this week’s auction.

(edited by ZK)

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