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This is despite a warning by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan that such expenditure was illegal.
A reply to a DA parliamentary question revealed that PetroSA alone had spent R12,5million on World Cup tickets.
"The department of energy, through PetroSA, joins a shameful list of government departments and state entities that have spent taxpayers' money on World Cup tickets - even while the majority of South Africans either cannot afford to purchase tickets, or have been unable to do so," the DA said.
So far the expenditure on World Cup tickets by state enterprises that has been revealed currently include:
The DA says it will write to the chairperson of the select committee on finance to request that Gordhan explains to Parliament what action Treasury plans to take against those responsible for the " wasteful and self-indulgent expenditure".