Theft at office of man representing Nkandla ‘scapegoats’

2014-09-30 09:34

Thieves broke into the office of the man representing the 12 public servants accused of bypassing procedure during upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s home in Nkandla.

Public Servants Association KwaZulu-Natal manager Claude Naicker’s laptop was stolen yesterday – the eve of the hearing – Beeld reported today.

Thieves managed to get past guards to his 11th floor office in Durban.

Naicker was sceptical over a link between the theft and his Nkandla-related work saying it was perhaps “5%” possible as there had been other break-ins at the offices.

“But you never know,” he said.

The hearing is related to the Special Investigating Unit’s report on the R246 million upgrades to Zuma’s private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

City Press reported on Sunday that five of the public servants said they are nothing more than scapegoats made to take the fall for their political bosses – former public works minister Geoff Doidge and his former deputy Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu.

Read: Nkandla scapegoats won’t go down without a fight

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