Zuma’s R800 rent deal

2013-06-09 06:00

President Jacob Zuma has secured a “modest” R800 per month rent deal for the land on which his more than R200 million Nkandla compound is built.

And new evidence shows the frantic “fast-tracking” of work on Nkandla and how millions of taxpayer rands were spent even before a legal contract for the land was secured.

City Press this week obtained details of the leases for Zuma’s Nkandla homestead through access to information legislation.

The documents reveal that the president pays R800 a month for the 8.9ha of land on which his sprawling complex is situated.

At the same time, it has emerged that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was currently mulling whether to keep a report into Zuma’s Nkandla home secret or not.

» Read the full story in today’s City Press print edition

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