Details of Cabinet members’ housing may compromise security – Thulas Nxesi

2014-07-07 12:13

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Details of the official houses occupied by Cabinet members cannot be revealed, said Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.

In a written reply to a parliamentary question, he said giving out the address, size and area of such housing might “compromise the security” of President Jacob Zuma’s 35 ministers.

“The department of public works is unable to provide names of Cabinet members, their addresses, descriptions of rooms, floor area, and the location of such property.

“It is the department’s considered view that revealing such information will compromise the security of the Cabinet members concerned,” Nxesi said.

The question was posed by Democratic Alliance MP Nomsa Marchesi, who also wanted to know what the cost of any planned renovations and maintenance to Cabinet members’ official houses this year.

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