Nxesi: Nkandla upgrade not unique

2012-10-05 15:00
Nkandla compound (Khaya Ngwenya, City Press)

Nkandla compound (Khaya Ngwenya, City Press)

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Pretoria - The development of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla compound is by no means unique, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi said at a special media conference on Friday.

The minister listed several government-owned properties that were built according to the same standards.

Nxesi said that because the compound needed to meet international standards, security plans were drawn up.

He made no mention of the costs of the compound during his statement.

He noted poor road quality, unstable electricity and water supply as all needing attention.

The region was also a “high risk” area with inaccessible roads and a high threat of fire.

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