Johannesburg - Nkandla locals in KwaZulu-Natal did not
raise questions about President Jacob Zuma
's private home in the area, ANC
treasurer general Zweli Mkhize
said on Monday.
"People are only talking about development. All they
want to know is timelines for them to receive specific services," Mkhize
said after visiting Nkandla.
"They tell us they have seen the ANC-led government
constructing houses as part of the rural housing development across the river
from them, and they are only interested in knowing when this development will
come their way."
Zuma's home in Nkandla has been in the news because of
expensive security upgrades it underwent.
About two weeks ago, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela
said Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the upgrades.
Mkhize said during his campaigning in the rural town,
there were problems like water provision which the government would attend to.
Mkhize also said the residents had informed him of other
political parties in the area who were using state resources and service delivery
as a political tool.
"We will be looking into these complaints and
necessary steps will be taken against those parties involved," he said.