South Africa

South African Government Criticized for Not Spending Allocated Money on Toilets

Spent 9 percent of a budget meant to fund 22 million toilets


Billionaire business success story Tokyo Sexwale has spent only 9% of this year's budget to provide toilets for 2.2-million rural and semi-urban households, it emerged on Wednesday, underlining a missed opportunity to finally flush away the shame of South Africa's toilets in the veld.

Politicians from both the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) were quick to make political capital out of the unenclosed toilets saga in the general election of 2009.