Police probing Zuma for Nkandla corruption

2014-11-10 09:51
President Jacob Zuma (File, Sapa)

President Jacob Zuma (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - The SA Police Service is officially investigating President Jacob Zuma for corruption related to his Nkandla homestead, Netwerk24reported on Monday.

The police investigation comes as a result of charges laid by the DA’s parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF leader Julius Malema and others.

The police’s Solomon Makgale confirmed the charges and said they were grouped together.

The probe could focus on Zuma’s family’s links to the construction company Moneymine. The company pocketed more than R50m from the project.

Moneymine is owned by Michael and Pamela Mfeka who are linked to Zuma’s cousin, Mandla Gcaba, reported Netwerk24.

Maimane said last week the draft report of the ad hoc committee set up to report to the National Assembly on Nkandla was a whitewash lacking any credibility, Sapa reports.

"[It] clears President Zuma of any involvement in the gross escalation of costs, and clears him of any knowledge of what happened at his own private home," he said.

"Yet we know that President Zuma was regularly briefed on the build project at Nkandla through his own appointed architect."

The report also found that because Zuma did not request the security upgrades to his home in rural KwaZulu-Natal "he was at no fault as they sprung up around him, growing more and more lavish by the day", he said.

Read more on:    police  |  da  |  eff  |  mmusi maimane  |  jacob zuma  |  julius malema  |  corruption  |  nkandla upgrade

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