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Nkandla: Minister to probe City Press

2012-10-02 12:10

Johannesburg - Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will launch an investigation into how City Press had obtained documentation revealing a R203m budget for upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead.

Speaking for the first time after Sunday’s exposé, Nxesi defended the expenditure, but refused to confirm the amount of taxpayers’ money spent on the project.

However, he slammed City Press for publishing details from “top secret” documentation.

'Breach of the laws'

“The merely unlawful possession of a top secret [document] is a breach of the laws... This therefore calls for an investigation to be launched to determine how the City Press illegally ended up in possession of this document,” Nxesi said.

Two unclassified documents in the possession of City Press show that public works approved a budget of R203m for upgrades to Zuma’s compound.

Another document confirms that R44m had already been spent on “security measures”.

Nxesi defended the expenditure, saying it was in line with the ministerial handbook.

“I would like to state categorically that everything that has been approved and carried out at the private residence of the current president is in line with the ministerial handbook as far as it relates to security arrangements for private residences of the president,” Nxesi said.

“This is also the normal practice for the former presidents of South Africa.”

Zuma’s Nkandla homestead was a national key point.

“Therefore, any information relating to security measures of a national key point is protected from disclosure in terms of the Act, the provisions of the Protection of Information Act, the Minimum Information Security Standards (MISS) and other relevant security prescripts of the State Security Agency.

“You are therefore informed that the department of public works will not be in a position to divulge details of security improvements carried out at the president’s private residence. We are not aware of the amounts referred to in the City Press article ... relating to the renovations.”

Upgrades needed

On Monday, Britain’s The Telegraph quoted Zuma’s spokesperson Mac Maharaj online as saying: “What do you do when President Obama or an African head of state visits him? You can’t send them to a hotel.”

Maharaj added: “Where do Prime Minister Cameron’s security staff stay when he goes to his private house? President Zuma’s medical and security staff are inside that complex, but you can’t put them in the same house as his family.”

Zuma should not be expected to pay for security staff accommodation and guests from his own pocket, Maharaj said.

On Monday, the DA’s parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to investigate the Nkandla expenditure.
 

Comments
  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-02 12:16

    in other words we want to know who caught us stealing from taxpayers?

      ianon.ym - 2012-10-02 12:24

      Exactly - now imagine how many more hundreds of millions are being stolen. You go City Press and Thulas you know what you can do don't you ...

      JaredVN - 2012-10-02 12:30

      Classic cANCer tactics - lies and cover-ups, shooting the messenger to hide their thieving ways. And still the idiot cANCer voters continue to vote for this CRIMINAL regime, with a CRIMINAL spokesman, Maharaj, who took millions from Shaik, and Zuma 783, the CRIMINAL-IN-CHIEF.

      matshobana.siziba - 2012-10-02 12:32

      MOOMISH comment of the day: Mac Maharaj spokes person of the president justifying the use of public funds on Zuma's private residence: “What do you do when President Obama or an African head of state visits him? You can’t send them to a hotel.”http://www.facebook.com/MzansiPolitics Like the page

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-02 12:36

      We have a right to know. This was being hidden to try and stop the outcry from the public! After all it is our haed earned tax money! Jussed miffed they were busted!

      JManAtheoi - 2012-10-02 12:40

      @ Davy Crockett - what is SHOCKING is that people like you actually believe the BS that comes out of their mouths.... R203m for an "upgrade" for his house...? And you are paying for it and think its City Press who are the criminals??? Give me a break please. BTW - if one builds a 'simple school' (a few classrooms, a bathroom etc) for say R5m - he could build 40 schools with that money. (Even at R10m / school - that would be 20 schools) Wake the F**k up.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-10-02 12:41

      no need for a long expensive probe, its easy, some people out side the anc work and do their jobs thats why these reporters should be given a medal not investigated.

      angela.fields.3910 - 2012-10-02 12:42

      I believe Mr Nxesi's is trying very hard not to plagiarise. What he really means to say is that it's a breach to "National Security" - the term has a certain ring to it, doesn't it.

      lerato.mnizi - 2012-10-02 12:42

      @ davy.cocket - t's called checks and balances... The media is the only watchdog we the taxpayers's got left. If you think that spending R200mil on a private residence is in order when 1) there is no need for it due to existing alternatives, and 2) so many still live in dire squaller, then you my friend is clearly blind and unable to think for yourself. Its disgraceful!!!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-02 12:43

      Wonder what other projects they have on the go??

      ever.ryman - 2012-10-02 12:45

      DavyCrapett: has it occurred to you that the fact that it is in the Ministerial Handbook does not make it morally right? R203 MILLION-do you have any idea what that sort of money could do for the people who really need it? Saracen is spot on-they got caught abusing vast amounts of TAXPAYER money and are trying to deflect blame by using City Press as a scapegoat.

      kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-10-02 13:07

      Best form of defence is ATTACK !!

      bullardx - 2012-10-02 13:31

      YOU DAVY CROC....ARE STUPID. after dat silly comment

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-02 13:38

      Angela Fields.3910. National security still gives me the shivers. We all know where Steve Biko ended up. Would they still use the same laws?. Won't surprise me a bit.

      andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-10-02 13:43

      @Davy Crockett, this is taxpayer money that is being used and therefore we as tax paying citizens have the right to be informed, not as it appears, to hide this expenditure. When I upgrade my private residence no tax relief or monies from government is allowed for this expense. Therefore Zuma as a civil servant must not use our tax money for his personal enrichment in upgrading his home.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-02 13:43

      Davy.crockett.5209. There is an official guest house for dignitaries. They won't share the living quarters of a bigamist. Grow up, give us a government worthy of our respect and you will have your wish. Till then long may the journalists live who share with us the knowledge about the robbing and stealing those do that you obviously adore.

      pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-10-02 14:08

      @davy.crocket.5209: You are clearly a misinformed twat. Rather read this before you make your silly uninformed comments or otherwise just shut up! LINK: http://dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2012-10-02-home-is-where-the-taxpayers-money-is

      matshobana.siziba - 2012-10-02 14:13

      Malawi president takes pay cut 'in solidarity with the poor'...what do we say about our president!! http://www.facebook.com/MzansiPolitics

      croix.mactee - 2012-10-02 17:25

      Thulas - go to the mirror, take some lubricant with you and "probe" your own dark past. We are sick to death of all you fat cat Hyenas, stealing and looting at your hearts' content. Bunch of treasonous vultures!

      Vince.York - 2012-10-02 18:49

      CONSTITUTIONALLY SPEAKING http://constitutionallyspeaking.co.za/nkandla-upgrade-the-looting-of-public-funds-for-private-enrichment/

      mpiyakhe.dhlamini - 2012-10-02 20:49

      people will go to the streets fighting the wage subsidy whis is not even expenditure but a tax break which might give a young person security for life,but we say nothing when 250m(5% of wage subsidy and it is expenditure) is spent on the private home of a president who will serve at most 10 years.Does that make sense?I must be going crazy!!

      erich.goosen - 2012-10-03 10:57

      It is utter nonsense to cry foul where a newspaper only does its job to inform the public of the scandalous squandering of tax payers' money. It was reported not so long ago that the upgrade to the Xuma harem will not be done at the taxpayers' expense. This has now been refuted. To state that the disclosed report contains highly confidential (security) info is likewise rubbish. Any person of normal inteligence will tell you the facelift of the Nkandla harem is overrated - the only security involved is additional amenities and space to keep the obese takkie dancing mammas apart.

  • aarchaic - 2012-10-02 12:19

    I think the City Press just opened up a Wasps nest... Good going City Press!

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-10-02 12:46

      And now the ANC government want to shoot the messenger.

      elgh.elgh - 2012-10-02 13:01

      Yes thank you city press. How can Public Works launch an investigation? They have money problems. The tax payer of south africa is sick and tired of hearing of this. Stop stealing our tax money and put it into proper use for a change.

      anikenvader - 2012-10-02 13:03

      yeah - they are not aware that the secrecy bill was not yet passed! They are acting like it is already in effect! Epic fail! Am SURE they can't wait to milk us from the e-tolls and to pass that secrecy bill - more stories like these will emerge after that and less whistle blowing!

  • nicholas.graan - 2012-10-02 12:23

    Thats right, shoot the messenger again!! Maybe Thulas Nxesi should "probe" why tax payers money is being poured in this pet project of Zuma's

      anikenvader - 2012-10-02 13:04

      wonder how much this inquiry is going to cost us! ...

  • peterdudleyryder - 2012-10-02 12:24

    Rather worry about how they found out about this THEFT than how much money this THIEF is stealing!!! The mind boggles ...

  • theo.martinez.980 - 2012-10-02 12:25

    this is why they desperately want the Secrecy Act/Information Bill. They do not want the public to know all the tax money they are abusing. From white-rule-dictatorship (pre 1994) to democracy in 1994, to kleptocracy under Zuma.

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-10-02 12:25

    Spend more money trying to hide the truth

  • paul.vanvuuren.927 - 2012-10-02 12:27

    We have the right to know exactly how the cANCer is wasting our tax money.

  • carolyn.myburgh - 2012-10-02 12:27

    You need to take a LONG hard look in the mirror ( you cannot expect to steal from the taxpayers without getting caught) now it's unlawful for the papers to tell the truth

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-10-02 12:27

    How they found out is not the issue! The issue should be, is it true?. This smacks of Zuma clan interference, simply caught with their hand in the cookie jar, Again…!

  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-02 12:27

    Does this mean if the secrecy bill is approved such things will go undercover and you could be arrested for releasing them? If that is the case then I don't support the secrecy bill.

      anikenvader - 2012-10-02 13:07

      PLEASE tell me you did not support it before - because this IS exactly why we don't support it and that is WHY there is such an outcry!

      neville.watson.94 - 2012-10-02 14:15

      This is the way they keep the poor, poor, now i believe Malema

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-10-03 06:00

      Looks like the truth is finally sinking in, hey!

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-10-02 12:30

    Great job city press! Do more of it cos it jus shows wat usless filthy moronic bafoons we have in office. Pathetic.

  • Berto En Petra Mostert - 2012-10-02 12:32

    Zuma is behaving as if he is president for life! In the Africa style!

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-10-02 12:50

      Please will you leave africa out of this, its zuma we should condemn not the continent, if u do that then your forcing every african to defend his/her continent, and then whatever u say will be ridiculed and looked upon as one of the western ways of undermining africans, please desist from blaming the whole continent when 1 individual is tempted to be greedy, africans will be foolsh to blame the west for greece, spain, portugal, etc mishaps, please, for peace sake dont do that again.

      anikenvader - 2012-10-02 13:08

      the trouble is that in the ENTIRE africa seems to be the trend - rule for life. can't blame the oak for pointing it out!

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-10-02 13:23

      @anikenvader, its okay, if u insists, then its fine wth me.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-02 13:48

      Khetu.ndlovu.3. it didn't take you long to turn this into a racist rant did it?.

      ed.gutsche - 2012-10-02 14:43

      anika...how much have you travelled into africa? have you actually seen the changes that have happened in africa over the past 3 or 5 years? have you seen what has happened in malawi alone? perhaps you should... however while africa has progressed and is now FAR ahead of SA, we have gone hopelessly backwards, to the point where east and west africans are LAUGHING at us and our government! in some countries, black south africans are NOT wanted, the perception is that they set a bad example and are lazy. fact.

      ed.gutsche - 2012-10-02 14:44

      and jacqui, i dont see how khethu turned this into a race argument, you mentioned it first:)

      lance.hurly - 2012-10-02 15:09

      @ Jacqui. You need to re-read the comment string. Khethu did no such thing. @Ed. Spot-on. South African's of all hues are viewed with great suspicion and general dislike in Africa today. It was all very different 6 years ago...

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-10-02 12:32

    Time for a tax boycott we are getting sick and tired of this nonscence

      butch.poulter - 2012-10-02 12:57

      I'm in. How do we go about it? How do we get the lethargic taxpayers to collectively stand up and say enough is enough. Should start with big business first. Lets make the road tolling boycott a start.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-02 13:02

      I'm in too. Sick to death of this thieving BS. I work for myself, so it's quite easy to withhold VAT and PAYE.

  • mark.a.fysh - 2012-10-02 12:33

    City Press. All I can say is well done to you. Thulas Nxesi is wanting to hide the graft and silence wistle-blowers. Not difficult to choose who to support.

  • theo.joubert.37 - 2012-10-02 12:33

    Mac Maharaj online as saying: “What do you do when President Obama or an African head of state visits him? You can’t send them to a hotel.” Does this mean that Mr Zuma will be president for ever, or will his private residence from now on be used as a government private hotell to house foreign heads of state? Is Mr Mac Maharage really expecting us to believe this stupid excuse? They are wasting tax payers money. As it is Zuma is costing us billions to keep in office.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-02 13:53

      Theo.joubert.37. May be we shouldn't blame Mac Marharaj. I mean he must also get desperate in trying to justify bull all the time. Just as if Obama etc, will spend time in the harem. There is an official guest house for them in Pretoria, if that hasn't already been sold on the sly. It shows you how little they think of us, any old story will do. Fools, the whole lot of them.

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2012-10-02 12:34

    Taxpayers are getting dizzy everytime our money is mismanaged the infamous 'ministerial handbook's' thrown at us. Even the Arch isn't happy when it's thrown at him by the government.

  • makavelithedonkilluminati.shakur - 2012-10-02 12:36

    Many of u might hate Malema but most of the things he said about Zuma are true.That guy doesn't care about you or me.But now the secrecy bill is just trying to shield him.We want to know where exactly does the R203 come from.

      heini.botes - 2012-10-02 12:48

      aaaand Malema cares about you? He's just as stinking corrupt. Filth is running this country

      johan.harlaar.9 - 2012-10-02 14:19

      Well you doff, most of what we hear about Malema is true too. In 2010 he made R200 mil out of mining deals. Tue or false?

  • drifter.sa - 2012-10-02 12:37

    What a laugh, at a R1m per house he could accomadate the whole secret police force for protection, aprivaye medical team and a couple of heads of state all at once Mr Maharaj!

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-10-02 12:39

    Top secret? Lmao utterly useless moronic idiots

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-10-02 12:39

    Thulas Nxesi is a failed teacher and a pseudo-unionist with questionable struggle credentials, who knows nothing about running a governing ministry! He was awarded this post as a political kick-back and nothing more by one giggling Casanova! Instead of channeling his energy in cleaning up the most corrupt ministry since the don of democracy, his using his position to protect narrow political agendas! He has proved himself to be nothing but a rubble rouser, who knows too little about everything! This political proxy is driven by narrow politics of the stomach, of just wanting to please Zuma for his own political ambitions of holding a higher office and nothing more! City Press is right for exposing these lootocrats and should be supported by all those who love this republic!

      Dave - 2012-10-02 13:06

      lootocrats....best expression ever!

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-02 12:42

    I bet they wish that the secrecy bill was in place now? How will they wriggle out of this? lame excuses wont do the trick.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-10-02 12:43

    Mr Public Works minister your department is up the creek - potholes are everywhere. So please tell me how you can give the okay to upgrade this herdboy's residence. You are talking out of your a***hole and you have sh*t for brains if you think the public is going to fall for your rubbish.

  • justin.sly.77 - 2012-10-02 12:44

    Now can you imagine when the secrecy bill comes into effect, all of this nonsense will be classified. This man is raping this country and most of SAn citizens are politely bending over and saying "please sir, can we have some more...". Reap the whirlwind cANCer supporters, you get what you voted for. When you sit in abject poverty, remember, it has nothing to do with the evil white man and apartheid, it is your fault for voting these criminals in.

  • haroldcecil - 2012-10-02 12:45

    Thulas why do u wanna waiste more money on investigations when u confirmed that Zumaville is a reality and not something that has been sucked out of the thumbs by the City Press.The City Press has the right 2 tell us how Zuma is waisting his money.The problem with Zuma is that he's trying 2 hard 2 be like Mandela but guess what he'll never ever will be.Every1 in SA and the world knows him 4 who he really is

  • antjie.vanstraaten - 2012-10-02 12:48

    Dear minister Idiot. I suppose the document is top secret because you don't want the people to know how you and your president are stealing.

  • tshepo.g.kutumela - 2012-10-02 12:49

    that wretched "ministerial handbook" needs to be reviewed; they all justify their bloody looting on it...WTF!!!

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-10-02 12:56

      I want to know who came up with this thing????

  • sthembiso.jali.58 - 2012-10-02 12:49

    so it was suppose to be a secreet ? more reasons why this secreet bill should not surface. what a nut.!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-02 12:49

    if they were intent on being underhanded with this WHAT have done that we DO KNOW about. The anc is CANCER and this will be there downfall....greed and underhanded corruption. Suppose Zuma will play STUPID if asked to comment about this. Tuyn Huis is there for entertaining heads of state, change the name if you so wish but that is the place. If the pressie does'nt feel safe in his own homestead, then what does that say to the citizens. We also dont feel safe in our own homes but we have to live there every day of our lives so prezzie live with it. His aim is to be the highest paid prezzie in the world, is he challenging MUGABE and DIS-GRACE and the other african states. Does he feel he is above them all. Zuma the pride of all.

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-10-02 12:54

      The last time he was asked about the R54 mills to upgrade his presidential house, the bafoon said he was afraid he will be labeled as a dictator if he interfered, i think he will give the same lame excuse now.

  • davy.botha - 2012-10-02 12:50

    Not even in First World Countries do Presidents dare to do this but here in soon to be "Zimbabwe 2" they say we will do it and get away with it and to all those that defend this could those moneys not be used in a better way. Schools, houses, water, open toilets, health, teachers just to name a few. It was never a lack of money but the management of it!

  • Cherri - 2012-10-02 12:51

    There's nothing "top secret" about this document. It's taxpayers money that is being wasted, we have a RIGHT to know what these swine are doing with it.

  • B.b. - 2012-10-02 12:51

    All I know is that they were not gonna start the constructions without informing the Parliament. They are suppose to compile a full report and then report to the Parliament and then Mazibuko and other Members of the Parliament can start asking questions and if there are any reasonable objections to cancel the project then they would have to cancel it. Reporting on behalf of someone without their approval is undermining their authority. Yes I agree, the amount is too big. I don't like it either, but one must be professional enough to act in a proper manner. People must act in a professional manner. Today's politics is like running a spaza shop. Someone is claiming to be a hero at the expense of someone's job. The spy who told the City Press, is he/she wanted to do the department's work, he/she was suppose to take all the documents and report to the Parliament. We want the information, but in correct manner. Spying for political scores is theft. Thank u. Love or hate it, but it's true to the rational thinkers.

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-10-02 13:04

      that the opposition parties can object and then the anc can ram it through like they did with the secrecy bill...?

      Erna - 2012-10-02 13:15

      It's our tax money and if they were doing the 'proper' thing there would be no need for secrecy. Since when does the anc do the 'proper thing'? If it wasn't for the papers and the DA we would be none the wiser. Good for them!

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-10-02 12:51

    Take your ministerial handbook and shove it where the sun don't shine, you bunch of conniving parasites.

      Mbango Ngomane - 2012-10-02 13:14

      Two options for JZ, either bow out with little dignity still left or take a leaf from Joyce Banda, Malawi's President, who has taken a 30% wage cut, if he wants to be taken seriously. He has recently slammed the UN Security Council for all sorts of wrongs they have committed, doesn't he know that charity begins at home? Slowly but surely he is drifting away from people, he has recently approved a 5.5% salary increase, now this! No wonder mine workers are demanding so much increase, question is who is next? With him and his advisors at the helm, we as a country are destined for heavy crash!

  • heiku.staude - 2012-10-02 12:53

    I see this as incentive to become a criminal in order to avoid tax... I already feel like an accomplice to a crime against humanity every time i look at the amount of tax paid on my payslip.

  • jannie.kotze.7 - 2012-10-02 12:53

    You thieving idiot. This is us the tax payer’s money! We have the right to know when showerhead Zoom-Zoom is stealing our money. This is no joke. Your thieving scum, that is why you need a secrecy bill so that your corrupt deeds are covered. Rather investigate your corrupt president and his ministers than City Press. Well done City Press for exposing these filthy pigs!

  • lielie.smit - 2012-10-02 12:54

    I think they need to see first if Mr 100 wifes Zuma gets elected for another term before splashing out. It's a bit of counting your chickens before they hatch?

      davidquestioner - 2012-10-02 13:11

      It's a win-win for him. He needs the upgrade done before the elections, so if he gets the boot he's set. Or if he pulls a Mugabe stunt he can start working on the next one.

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-10-02 12:55

    Maybe this useless minister should also realize that we wouldn't complain so much if our useless president was actually doing his job. We have to pay for his life of luxuary while he does buggerall to serve this country and the people? Thank you City Press for publishing this! We would rather pay you some of our hard earned money!

  • Hlatse Kgale - 2012-10-02 12:56

    Hey, stop been illiterate, secrecy is when the life of one is endanger, so here is budget since when budget becomes secret, r u forming part of MP's when de budget is allocated to other department, did at any stage Finance Minister ever said this is secret. u r a Zuma Boy u dont know even wat to defend.

  • pur.pleibus - 2012-10-02 12:56

    Presidents of virtually every country live in an official President's Mansion provided by the State. When they are no longer President they move out and the new President moves in. No where does the State pay for a President's PRIVATE house. That only happens in Monarchies where the State pays for the King's (or Queen's) Houses. So is Zuma now to be crowned King? No wait - the Zulus already have a King...

  • thozi - 2012-10-02 12:57

    So it's true...?

  • clive.toerien - 2012-10-02 12:58

    so if city press didn't say something, 203m would have been wasted in secret, how much of our f***ing money Is wasted on s**t like this. There is people out there that are starving and living on the streets and here you are building a castle, sies!!!!!!!

      mpiyakhe.dhlamini - 2012-10-02 21:02

      the worst thing is if all this money were given back to the taxpayer it would be put to much better use,taxation is supposed to be for the common good not building private houses.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-02 12:58

    He is a fine one to talk, his departement is the ? worst run in Gov. according to the AG. Try to fix your departement first before looking at other places. They don't even know what buildings they own and wich ones they are leasing.

  • bullardx - 2012-10-02 12:59

    so wat now??? Boycott City Press again???...No such thing as top secret when you in da eye of public...cANCer

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2012-10-02 13:01

    I wonder who investigated the tapes that were used to withdraw the President- corruption charges this to me amounts to treason. Why is the relevant minister still quiet about it?

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-02 13:04

    Zoooomer can stick his e-toll wherever it fits best. Use the TAXPAYERS's money for the poor and homeless, not for your palace of 'beauties'. LOL! Screw cANCer and screw Zooomer.

  • bheki.dingiswayo - 2012-10-02 13:04

    We must also have a public book that afford us (public) benefits that are currently contained the Ministerial handbook

  • Warren Mudge - 2012-10-02 13:06

    This is a private residence not the Simonstown naval base for sh*t sake. Top secret bulls**t for wont of a better explanation. all James Bondsy with huge TOP SECRET stamped all over the document. Do you think we are imbeciles. Expropriate the property without compensation to justify the legality here. (Zuma can purchas it back at full value if he wants it, once he is done playing at being this arrogant grandiose prez of this third world country) Upgrade the security if necessary, but not the whole compound at our expense. Who you trying to bulls**t here. Must this buffoon Zuma benefit from all this luxury once he is recalled and becomes a normal citizen? Guaranteed your loyalties will change then, and any building work and improvements will be halted immediately to focus on the new demi-god, just to save your sorry ass.

  • Erna - 2012-10-02 13:06

    I thought this guy was going to 'clean up' this department! As usual - JUST TALK! All he is concerned about is who leaked the document, not how our tax money is being spent. He expects us to believe that zuma is entitled to a personal helicopter pad and clinic - not to mention underground bunkers! And what if zuma is voted out in December?

  • Dave - 2012-10-02 13:07

    I think our dear Feral just stuck Zuma with her own spear...........

  • edward.radingoana.1 - 2012-10-02 13:09

    There comes another corrupt Minister trying to protect the corrupt officials that approved the funds.

  • nikita.e.webster - 2012-10-02 13:11

    Wonder how much Nxesi is making out of the deal?????