Sunday Times13 October 2013
Keep on Milking the Nkandla Cash Cow
"Nkandla-gate" is a project, in which Zuma has spent US $28 million of public funds on renovations to his private country estate in rural KwaZulu-Natal province. These “security upgrades” have included underground bunkers, soccer fields for his bodyguards and a tuck shop for one of his four wives to run. The DA has gone to court to seek a copy of a report into Zuma’s spending that was compiled by the public works department but classified as 'top secret." Former ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa said that the truth about Nkandla must come out. He believed there had been a cover-up over security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi had refused to make public a government investigation report into why his department spent over R200-million on Zuma's residence. The report had been kept under wraps since it was finalised nine months ago. The Western Cape High Court recently ruled that the DA's Nkandla application to make the report public was urgent. The matter would now be heard in February 2014 ahead of the general elections.
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- Thuli Madonsela receives Nkandla info
- Nkandla upgrade partly for guards
- Phosa: There's a cover-up over Nkandla
- Nkandla upgrades 'for personnel, not the president' - Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has been under fire over the findings of the Nkandla task team, which found irregularities in procurement.