DA's Mazibuko blasts 'Zumaville'

2012-08-04 19:32
Me. Lindiwe Mazibuko

Me. Lindiwe Mazibuko

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Johannesburg - The DA offered South Africans jobs while the ANC offered 'Zumaville,' parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Saturday.

"How can Zuma explain spending so much money on a single project while many people across the province find themselves without even the most basic services?" Mazibuko said in a speech prepared for delivery.

She was speaking in Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal about the Democratic Alliance's recently launched Plan for Growth and Jobs.
According to a report on Friday government was planning to build a new R2bn town in Zuma's home village of Nkandla. The town was dubbed 'Zumaville'.

Government would reportedly have to direct more than R1bn of taxpayers' money into the development while the other R1bn would be raised from the private sector.

Mazibuko said Zuma's Nkandla homestead was also being turned into a palace with underground tunnels to ensure his safety.

"The only thing Zuma should be afraid of is the high level of unemployment keeping so many people in KwaZulu-Natal in extreme poverty."

Mazibuko said the department of public works was spending R36m on Nkandla but "was slow" to help at Kokstad's local hospital.

- SAPA
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