Nkandla's visitor's centre well used

2015-07-26 11:51
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Durban - The visitor's centre at the Nkandla homestead is often used by President Jacob Zuma and others, a police official told journalists on an official tour on Sunday.

“After the visitors have been confirmed, they come here and they meet the president in the office. If they need to be directed to the house, they do that,” General Mondli Bethuel Zuma said, while journalists were seated for a presentation in the visitor’s centre.

“The centre is not complete as you see it. So as you come in, there is a small boardroom here and the president meets his visitors here. When he leaves the office, they leave with a researcher, spokesperson and administrator so they will use this building.”

He said the building was requested by the SA Police Service and it was constructed by the public works department.

The visitor’s centre was situated above the police unit.

“This is the same double storey house. This is where he meets the King and other heads of state. The facility is incomplete because of the investigation. He can't meet the heads of states in the main homestead because of the children.”

Zuma said the building had bulletproof doors and windows. 

“There is a camera system with cameras that monitor the homestead. The monitors have not been installed. The public protector [Thuli Madonsela] said this place must be completed because the servers are not linked to the system.

“When the public protector said there is work that still needs to be done and completed, she was talking about this centre among others. There is a commander’s office, a camera and toilets.”

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