SA paying Nkandla's electricity bill

By Drum Digital
08 January 2014

Not only have taxpayers had to fork out R200m for the upgrade of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, but it seems that South Africans are also paying his electricity bill, the DA says.

The party said on its website that a DA parliamentary question revealed the department of public works was footing the bill for the electricity of Zuma’s private residence.

According to the DA, the reply stated that this is in order to “pay for aspects related to security”.

Since no details of exactly how much was spent on security were given, DA parliamentary member Anchen Dreyer said she would re-submit the question in the National Assembly, requesting the full details.

Dreyer said: “This latest revelation is a slap in the face for so many South Africans who have yet to receive access to electricity, or who battle each month to pay their bills.”

Eyewitness News reported that the latest scandal erupted just as Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is expected to release her Nkandla report later this month.

- News24

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