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Protector to probe 'Zumaville'

2012-10-17 22:28

Johannesburg - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate the development of a R2bn town in President Jacob Zuma's home village of Nkandla, her office said on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Kgalalelo Masibi said the investigation into the project would be conducted separately from the investigation into the development of Zuma's Nkandla residence.

"The public protector is investigating the matters separately," she said in an sms.

Afriforum said earlier on Wednesday that Madonsela would investigate the Umlalazi-Nkandla Smart Growth Centre project, which was dubbed "Zumaville".

The planned new town would be constructed 3km from Zuma's home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

The government would reportedly direct more than R1bn of taxpayers' money into the development, while a further R1bn would be raised from the private sector.

The project was the brainchild of Masibambisane, a rural development organisation which Zuma chaired.

"It is clear that Zuma will derive great benefit from the project in his personal capacity," Afriforum chief executive Ernst Roets said in a statement.

He said the public prosecutor had been asked to probe the matter because the circumstances amounted to an abuse of power by Zuma.

"The president is wearing three hats," Roets said.

"He is the head of the executive authority of government, he is chairman of Masibambisane, the government's partner in this matter; and as a citizen with a personal interest in Nkandla, he is also a beneficiary in this matter."

On 7 October Madonsela confirmed she would investigate the development of Zuma's personal residence in Nkandla.

On 5 October, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi said the upgrades at the residence were similar to those made at the homes of former presidents. He declined to disclose how much money had been spent on the security and other construction work.

Reports have estimated the cost of the work to be between R203m and R247m.

Comments
  • mark.a.fysh - 2012-10-17 22:38

    How much longer can this brave Lady weather the storm that threatens her from the ruling party Elites?

      lownabester - 2012-10-17 23:02

      Thats what I would love to know, She is one Classy Lady and bloody clever.

      ChristelleJames - 2012-10-17 23:05

      And however said she is working on instruction by Zuma, must now retract their words. This woman is a pure example of honesty, integrity, dignity - Oh why even bother - some people do not even know what that means!!

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-17 23:20

      This Thuli woman is very busy, when the ANC is out of power then she can drink some tea

      JohnB - 2012-10-18 02:46

      I love her integrity to the office she bears, the only one with &alls, however I think she's headed for career a change, what a pity. Zippers Shuffle comes to mind.

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-18 05:45

      My question is, why only now? If she is as 'above-board' as she seems, then either she is unbelievably brave, or 'they' might just manufacture an excuse to demote her.... Since Zuma has no respect for women, I am not sure he will take this ....errr well? (its the softest word I can think of right now).

      ben.spreeth - 2012-10-18 06:53

      Problem is: Hofmeyr also did some probing into corruption when he headed S.I.U. What happened to him ? How long will she stay in this job if she keeps on doing it well ?

      beverly.young3 - 2012-10-18 07:07

      I looked her up...a rare woman and brave.......(pasting here) Thulisile Madonesla is South Africa's Public Protector. She is also a Human Rights Lawyer and Equality Expert. Madonesla is one of the 11 technical experts who helped the Constitutional Assembly to draft the final constitution in 1994 and 1995. Previously, she was a member of a Task Team that prepared constitutional inputs for the Gauteng Province of the African National Congress. She presented the final document at the African National Congress' Gauteng Constitutional Conference in 1995

      johny.stront - 2012-10-18 13:56

      THULI FOR PRES !!!

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-18 15:19

      FREEZE the project.

      Patoens Loauesne - 2014-05-18 11:49

      upto I looked at the draft 4 $4466 , I didn't believe that...my... sister realie earning money in their spare time on their laptop. . there mums best friend has been doing this for under 21 months and just paid the mortgage on there mini mansion and got a top of the range Car . try this W­ o­ r­ k­ s­ 7­ 7­ .­ C­ O­ M­

  • xgwanya - 2012-10-17 22:40

    I hope Zuma gets sanity and dismiss himself for gross misconduct and fraud

      Andrea - 2012-10-18 07:55

      Now THAT would be a brainchild!

      sven.gohre - 2012-10-18 14:37

      @wesley, the only way she can be removed is by parliament passing a vote of 66.6% on a charge of incompetence. As the cancER does not have this majority, and very few opposition parties will back a vote to get rid of her, she is untouchable.

  • SharonE - 2012-10-17 22:40

    I think she must quit her job and become actively involved in politics. She can start her own party and become a true force to be reckoned with. At the moment she is bogged down by red tape and office politics. THULI FOR PRESIDENT!!!

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-10-18 06:36

      I cannot wait, the lady has courage and a good brain. President Thuli.....sounds good

      carina.welman - 2012-10-18 06:55

      I will gladly vote for her!

      Nigel - 2012-10-18 07:57

      I'll go with that.

  • zmvulane - 2012-10-17 22:42

    She said so last week, the week before, when the story first resurfaced last month and News24 and almost every newspaper in the country covered the story! So why keep on recycling the same story everytime the Public Protect decides to chase headlines!

      ewald.kruger.7 - 2012-10-18 03:19

      Check your own FB profile picture dude. It speaks volumes.

      michael.maluleke.14 - 2012-10-18 03:49

      Thuli she did nothing about aurora so what will maker me believe she will nail the zumaville now?

      walter.o.latham - 2012-10-18 05:16

      Just a reminder, oh "smart" one (zmvulane)! She caused the demise of police commissioner Cele. She has the courts to revert to and hopefully acts quickly enough to cause the final demise of Zuma. He does not deserve another term and it's about time our voting public starting swinging towards a party which will count. VOTE DA for a crime free SA!

      UNITY - 2012-10-18 07:54

      Eish bru! If u and michael pay taxes.. Then she is chasing after your money that is getting wasted !!!

  • liveby.thesword.1 - 2012-10-17 22:52

    Thuli for president!!....shes the only person(civil servant) with integrity that can be trusted....

      SharonE - 2012-10-17 22:56

      And Mamphela Ramphele, there are great people in South Africa, who can make a difference. When all hope is lost, there is nothing... I don't want to go there.

      lownabester - 2012-10-17 23:04

      Thuli and Mamphela, 2 brave Ladies, Love them, Gives me hope for the future, but how long can they do it on their own.

      sally.lewitt - 2012-10-18 00:13

      Agree whole hearted Liveby..! One of the few that is un-corruptable.. Hope she is physically well looked after and nothing EVER bad happens to her!

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-10-18 03:55

      There are only two now? What about Breytenbach, Esna Erasmus,Theuns Potgieter,Sandra Coetzee etc

  • david.diego.14 - 2012-10-17 22:55

    as a nation we want to know exactly what is going on at Nkandla JZville as soon as possible,something is not going well somewhere!!!

  • ISO - 2012-10-17 22:58

    JZ, be glad that its Mandosela thats going to probe you and not Dr Ruth.

      ChristelleJames - 2012-10-17 23:06

      Whahahaha - clever!!

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-17 23:00

    she will get nothing against her Boss

      ChristelleJames - 2012-10-17 23:07

      Nonsense - she works for the people, not for the toss - sorry spelling error -boss

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-10-17 23:07

    Thuli for president. This is 'crazy' I did not read any comment yet and before I enter I saw 2 similarios. Above the rest.

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-10-17 23:17

    wen you are done,investigate farms please maam

      KReddy - 2012-10-17 23:24

      Unless she gets a complaint that's not anonymous that affects the public or negatively affects public interest (hence her job description) she won't bother. It has to be specific. I don't get your point though. Farms? Why. Shouldn't it be under the rural development mandate under the failing \land reform\ policies? Although it may affect thousands of claimants it does not fall under \public interest\.

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-17 23:26

      stop this racism of yours, because the fraudsters are black and from the ANC we must not become blind and try find the problem elsewhere and make racism from this

      sekwati.robinson - 2012-10-17 23:33

      hahahaha relax people...I'm a commercial farmer to start with...I knew some were going to get worked off over this...have some sense of humor...not everything is about racism

      KReddy - 2012-10-17 23:54

      I'm a professional land surveyor for the government and have seen beautiful farms gone to the dogs. Literally.

      joe.whiteman.9 - 2012-10-18 04:47

      You are a box !!!!!!!!

  • thasmeel.singh - 2012-10-17 23:28

    its simple. zuma knows he wont be re-elected as anc president and state president. so he abuses tax payers monies now to build himself a nice retirement 'village' for himself and his family. the man has no moral compass and MUST be removed. all projects involving nkandla must be scrapped and be channelled into proper non-anc social programmes to help the poor!

      carpejugulim - 2012-10-18 08:10

      Come hell or high water Zuma wants his 2bn ... if he can't have it for a presidential jet he wants ir for Zumaville

  • carl.debeer.33 - 2012-10-17 23:44

    Madam Thuli, I respect your work... but hope and pray... this is not a propaganda ploy to blind and deafen the nation of the real truth and state of the nation.

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-10-18 00:00

    This is so embarrassing and heart breaking that the head of state is indulging himself in this manner WHEN so many of my fellow South Africans don't even have the basics needs to survive.. I can not even look at his face anymore as my mind flashes to people that rightfully deserve better.. OMG!

      cynthia.smith.71619533 - 2012-10-18 09:40

      Amen to that.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-18 10:33

      Absolutely. It's just so disgusting and difficult to accept that he would just go ahead and do this. Absolutely no respect or consideration for anyone but himself.

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 00:08

    JZ is gonna be the first South African president to go to jail.

      JohnB - 2012-10-18 02:58

      Then that day should be declared a National holiday, free booze and braai meat for everyone.

      bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 07:12

      You bet.

      fdlouw - 2012-10-18 07:40

      Long overdue.

      shepardshakes.ndlovu - 2012-10-18 10:11

      u wish

      lee.ferreira - 2012-10-25 12:22

      Bongane, from your mouth to God's ears! Please!

  • Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-18 00:16

    Love this Thuli ... bet theyr'e kicking their as..es now for ever appointing someone with dignity...

  • weekspotshots - 2012-10-18 00:17

    but seriously though how does the president just decide to build something without hearing the opinion of the people? And then to disguise it as part of national security?! No one is going to shoot u if they have jobs during the day time. Now they r sitting at home, high on weed, with nothing to do but plot to kill the prez. R2bn? What kinda cameras are these that they would cost 500mil? You want to see the criminal in super HD? Stop wasting my mom's cash.

      Sandile Bhoma Ka Nduli - 2012-10-18 00:31

      support you 100%

  • Sandile Bhoma Ka Nduli - 2012-10-18 00:24

    Let's hope that this probe will be done very legitimately not cussioning any truth related to this. Why executive leaders are so corrupt.

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 00:46

    The problem here is that we South Africans are not united in combacting criminals and the ANC has us where it wants us ignorate and stuck with a Shower head that abuse power daily but what game is this surely the Law is not effective in stopping this thugs in the ANC or we the public must suffer for have a jobs to feed our familys this is some b.s. All this kids(ANC MEMBERS) must go to school first before they start fighting for position in Government in future hai no! this is too much to not even stop and think for a change geez.

      isando.nesikela - 2012-10-18 06:47

      We are not fighting but contesting because we have a pool of leadership and stop pointing fingers and ask yourself what have you done for your country.We are united only people like you are trying to devide us.Remember if you can't beat us join us.After Mangaung you feel free to celebrate with the rest of the communist around the globe.

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-10-18 06:52

      isando, you are going to lose 2014!

      bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 07:00

      You work in ISANDO maybe in RAM and maybe YOU! are a drive for the company neh well i knew Cyril your Boss if i'm right and you work there your boss was a good guy and got killed by a international hitmen in your own country you know why because this country is to easy to get in and get a job with false papers and this guy (hitmen) worked years and year without anybody noticing any wrong doing in his papers or call up his background and here you are telling me what your country is doing for you while it took your boss from you and your kids.

      bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 07:10

      Ya shhhhh and check you red payslip and be silent.

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 00:53

    Yes i'm Black and you are White now lets get back our tax money together and vote for change in future so that our kids can live in a developed country where almost everything is free like education, good health and a Justice system that works and lets die happy together knowing that we are past our differences.

      Mari Janse Van Vuuren - 2012-10-18 02:14

      you could not have said it better! if only all south africans had the same mind set! we have come to far to let idiots like this embarrass us as a country!

      bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 02:21

      Eish this is sad man, tears are on my eyes its all because of stupid actions of opulence. this country is going down slowly so as our wild life, people are getting robbed

      isando.nesikela - 2012-10-18 06:16

      Mfethu you are black,they are white and you will always be different.They won't be happy with Zuma we all know that.Therefore don't be a white man in a black skin.

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-18 06:23

      Bongane u r a middle class citizen who only thinks of himself and his children, what abt ppl in rural areas who are far more unfortunate than u, if it was anotrher place being developed nd the ppl of Nkandla were not happy, u were gna be the 1st 1 to blame Zuma of 4getting where he comes from, stop hating the man so much, it doesn't make u better people

      bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 06:32

      Who sad i wanted to change and be different i'm black and i'm more wiser then you it seems i don't disrespect other people point of views but i'm through with ANC and they 1 million plus members. and the blame game is putting us in a compromising position everytime.

      jason.wolff3 - 2012-10-18 06:48

      The big issue is not whether the president is black or white but whether he is executing his duties proficiently. Until people can see that and judge a person by his actions and not the color of his skin we have hope until then politicians will continue being inefficient and corrupt and the poor will suffer.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-18 09:40

      Isando.nesikela,don't you think it is time you start seeing people as being people and not as black or white?. Believe me if you look past the colour of the skin, we are all humans trying to live our lives. You are no different from me and to surrender to that colour image in your mind is a proper waste of time. If you are happy with Zuma be my guest,but don't insult others because they have seen the light and you are still groping around in darkness.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-18 10:40

      What a dream, I support your sentiment 100%. But, you will need to convince a few million of your Brothers my friend, and I'm not being funny with you on that, I'm dead serious.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-10-18 00:56

    Thuli is setting a good precedence, she must investigate all the dealings regarding these developments and make her findings public. As a taxpayer I have a right to know how my money is spent, if its for a right cause to check if its being used optimally. I for one am a proponent of developing rural areas into business harbors, one must not forget that New York, London, Paris, Joburg etc started as villages. Urbanisation can be great if we bring development to the villages instead of taking villagers to cities, this can avoid urban decay which is characterising our cities. The DA won't have the so called problem of immigrants from Eastern Cape. In so doing however everything must be above board, spending so much on Zuma's house while villagers don't even have roads, clinics, schools its an insult and the report must advise us why it is done. While at it Thuli must investigate deals made by previous governments that are milking taxpayers, like why does BHP pay less than 40cents per kwh? How does it benefit the state and the public at large? We also want to know property transactions that took place between the apartheid gvt and certain individuals just before the demise of apartheid gvt in the 1990s whereby tracks of land changed hands for a song in some cases where 99year leases at R1 per year we entered especially in Stellenbosch. We will never get rid of corruption if we don't trace it back to its origin and nip it from there. Get the roots and the whole tree will collapse!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-18 08:05

      I don't know your Stellenbosch and or R1 references, but if true it must be investigate. I agree with you on all other as well. I grew up in a poorer house hold and were taught to be honest, hardworking, respectful to ALL and clean at all times. The reward was, the sad day my dad died, to see how at peace a person is when you lived your life like that. Is this possible that you ask? I don't think so, but we now have the chance to stand together and make sure we will not one day, again, as for the same.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-18 10:40

      Agreed

  • trevor.bush.9655 - 2012-10-18 01:55

    Zuma will always be remembered as old "Shower Head", the rapist that had is trial squashed in the interest of national unity....my guess, he will be removed by the ANCYL because they RULE the ANC,always have, always will, the same crap happend to Mbeki.

  • Hercules Leonardo Giorgino - 2012-10-18 05:08

    Please someone nominate this lady for president. And let the people vote not the cabinet. SA can be so much more.

      isando.nesikela - 2012-10-18 06:34

      Listen here Jojino that will happen in Italy not in Africa.That they called you Hercules doesn't make you him.

      jacky.owens.73 - 2012-10-18 06:50

      She will soon be history if she doesn't keep quiet

  • isando.nesikela - 2012-10-18 06:02

    Investigating why Zuma is developing the most backward rural area in the country shows that some people have forgot where we come from but Zuma has not.Because now that you live in comfort it doesn't mean you deprive those living in poverty.I wish Zuma to spend more of my money on rural development.Long live Zuma.

      UNITY - 2012-10-18 08:05

      Zuma will live long.. Ordinary citizens ..live amongst ticking timebombs as our brothers and sisters starve, and turn to crime to survive! Talk and appreciate everyday we live for the wrong decisions we make.

  • entreprenuerist - 2012-10-18 06:30

    Zuma is a retarded human being who doesn't know how to run a country but knows how to get women . Those who follow zuma doings shows how uneducated is their minds. Open your eyes and mind south africa is becoming another zim under dictatorship of cANCer. Stop this man.

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-18 06:38

    If you are a ANC member you can go jump of a ..... for all i care those cards are soon to be of no use trust me and JZ is aware of this you dunces.

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-10-18 06:38

    ....and find that all is fair and in order.

  • mxeki.maduvula - 2012-10-18 06:41

    People of SA must come together and fight this zuma led govt! He even forgets that he still has pending corruption charges!

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-10-18 06:43

    Unless Zuma and all involved are gonna spend some tine in jail and the project scrapped, then they wasting their time with all these probes....

      adri.noble - 2012-10-18 07:41

      Time

  • jo.vankatwijk - 2012-10-18 06:46

    Go, Thuli, go, and let nothing and nobody stop you from doing your job!

  • ptmakgato - 2012-10-18 06:48

    I have no words for zuma, ANC must be voted out this term. We must do our best to inform those in rural areas of how he's misusing their monies and blackmailing them with racism and apartheit. This man is selfish and stupid, he deserves to do die a slow painful death

  • Ayanda Welcome - 2012-10-18 06:53

    when zuma was campaining to be a president he said rural areas will be developed to better places..u DA people dnt have experience of living in rural areas. charity begins at home...and enjoy ur comfort zone u rooineks

      thabo.m.buck - 2012-10-18 07:05

      Pp live in mud houses in da very same nkantla nd u tell us bwt rural development? Hw many r goin 2 benefit, nd dd it hv 2 b 3km 4rm his home?common sense is needed here.

      thembisa.nozombile - 2012-10-18 07:06

      You are aware that these developments are more specific to the village of Nkandla where he stands to benefit more, what about the rest of the country?

      pele.morena.9 - 2012-10-18 07:31

      you're biased just like your president,zuma's not fit for office

      Shannon Moffett - 2012-10-18 07:31

      Come now Ayanda. Can you name one other village in the whole country that is getting this kind of development? No, there isnt one. And you dont think it is at all strange that this development is 4km from zumas palaces. Just think how many other villages could be developed if that 2bn were distributed across all provinces. surely you can see this for what it is?

      siphokamntimande.ngwenya - 2012-10-18 07:51

      Zuma is doing what rural people has been asking for:rural development.For sure he has my vote

      Andrea - 2012-10-18 08:04

      Funny you should say that, Ayanda. How many schools are being closed down in E.Cape that desperately needed upgrading? Instead the 12 residents of Nkandla now have 2 beautiful roads and a flushing toilet.

      angela.nair.3 - 2012-10-18 08:12

      Yes he did say rural areas - read RURAL AREAS! Not only Nkandla idiot! How blind can these ANC diehards be - cant you see what is happening? Every ANC leaders quest while he is in office is to make sure his pockets are lines and that his home will become his palace after he retires - they dont care about the people who voted them in - you dont matter in the scheme of things! I will not vote ANC again - I will not be one of the sheep that follow blindly!!!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-18 09:47

      Ayanda Welcome. How do you know we don't have experience in rural living?. Do you think we are all born in the city?.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-18 10:44

      And another gadget flaps it's tongue, blind and oblivious to the rot, and thus SA will never change it's speedy course to destruction.

      sally.lewitt - 2012-10-19 04:12

      Hahahahahaha!!!!

  • entreprenuerist - 2012-10-18 06:58

    @Ayanda go get yourself a cure for malicious cANCer in your blood clearly you could use one.

  • Rob.Trianglem - 2012-10-18 07:09

    @! Sani................ If she can afford by the time they have spent everything. FFS

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-10-18 07:18

    The obvious is going to happen.....Thuli will be fired by showerhead as being incompetent and a pro zuma idiot will be appointed. So typical African!

  • Ayanda Welcome - 2012-10-18 07:23

    let the development begins....is it bcos its done in rural area? charity begins at home.

      David Steyn - 2012-10-18 07:54

      you are right charity does begin at home as long as you are charitable with your own money.

      Andrea - 2012-10-18 08:06

      Yes, Ayanda, go see if your Grade 1 teacher will take you back now, you need some lessons in basic grammar and spelling. It starts at home.

      sally.lewitt - 2012-10-19 04:07

      Excuse me Ayanda, then I can move in to as my hard earned tax money is PAYING for all this obnoxious luxury.. Duh!

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-10-18 07:24

    Wealth created with stolen money OR money of dubious origin like tax payers money, back handers etc. wow, impressived and very well schooled entrepreneur . Happens to know lots about armaments etc. now president of south Africa . Can it get any worse ?

      adri.noble - 2012-10-18 07:37

      Immpresive

  • mbulelo.pikoli - 2012-10-18 07:30

    Go Thuli we as South Africans we support you what rural areas in Limpompo,EC,KZN he must divide that money

      roiboss - 2012-10-18 08:00

      The money is there tell your mp to do something a about your area you guys always moan about mps not doing anything for your are well Zuma is doing something about his area. He is good

  • johannes.modise2 - 2012-10-18 07:32

    Our society are suffering, unemployed rates is going up every day but he just took our money and spend it at KZN,no second term for him please. Actually he must resign before the Election Day. Since being a president he never contribute any single thing to our country, he fail to do what our president Mandela told him to do.

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-10-18 07:45

    she will find nothing against her Boss these people play around with us

      dumisani.makhaye.1 - 2012-10-18 09:37

      pychic ne?

  • lulama.mbelwa - 2012-10-18 07:47

    To think this is the same man who is mocked daily about only having STD 2, but see how much he's draining our country its shocking. How can one man be allowed so much power, but yes we the people who voted him in power and we ripping the rewards of it. Zuma is selfish and does not care about the people but himself and he does not deserve a second term. But it doesn't look like he's going anywhere.

      shepardshakes.ndlovu - 2012-10-18 10:32

      NO MATTER WHO YOU PUT IN POWER THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE THEIR FAIR SHARE OF PROBLEMS OR MISGOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY YOU WILL NEVER EVER FIND PERFECT PRESIDENT.PUT ZILLE IN POWER YOU WILL FEEL THE FULL WRATH OF ANOTHER APARTHEID ERA

  • nkosi.khumalo.33 - 2012-10-18 07:50

    Why is the Public Protector overstepping her mandate??? Is she also implying, like the City Press, that Nkandla isn't allowed to benefit from rural development?

      sally.lewitt - 2012-10-19 04:04

      Oh Get a life!

  • Bongeka - 2012-10-18 07:51

    Oh Gosh, my word, what is happening in South Africa? Thuli, please watch your back. This is too damn much. What are we going to do? Thuli, would you mind if we vote for you to be our next president? I can't see another one more suitable than you. You go girl.

  • angela.nair.3 - 2012-10-18 08:01

    I hope Thuli succeeds in this quest! I cannot see her come to any conclusion in Nkandlagate... They wont let her. She will be hounded out of office - she will have fingers pointed at her - she will be found to be arrogant - she will be called biased. In fact every negative force will be against her while she tries to unravel the ANC's corrupt ways. In fact she will have to rake her way through the muck they have built around themselves. The arrogance and stupidity of Zuma never ceases to amaze me... Here is a man who squanders our tax money - and then has the audacity to tell CEO's to take wage cuts? The CEO's are part of the economy that fills the coffers! South Africa is a Republic, there should be no tribal favours and definately no Royalty. "The people shall govern" Now thats a load of crap - we have a one state party and they shall govern us until Jesus comes - or self destruction - whichever comes first!!!

  • harald.voney - 2012-10-18 08:05

    The ANC are making waves to get rid of her, just like the Scorpions... But, I think they and her are protected in our consitution!! Maybe we have a chance...

  • native.rsa - 2012-10-18 08:08

    Then the Shower dom kop will teLl people to freeze their salaries I suppose this BS was always going to happen from someone who is master in bribery and corruption I sure wish he is voted out in Bloem and procecuted after that, his time is coming iether this year or after 5 years

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-18 10:06

      Roiboss, I am a struggle veteran also. But that doesn't give me the right to steal from the people. It isn't the amount of money that make you worthy, it is what you do and are that make you an upstanding human being. Your President failed in every catagory of what the struggle was all about. But be my guest, if this is what you are satisified with then keep living with the knowledge that you support a man who takes from you and gives nothing in return.

  • native.rsa - 2012-10-18 08:11

    Now we know why he wanted the secrecy bill so badly

      Andrea - 2012-10-18 08:31

      I think you just hit the nail on the (shower)head!

  • rhett.deklerk - 2012-10-18 08:29

    Ok so the story here is about the possability of one group gaining? Zumaville - kinda says it all...

  • Michael - 2012-10-18 08:30

    Ernst Roets, lives in a well developed area, it took a descision to have Pretoria, why must rural area remain under developed, this is an act of racism actualy.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-10-18 08:35

    probe all i mean friends familly concubines allies PROBE ALL LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED even the whole organisation VIVA ANC VIVA

  • native.rsa - 2012-10-18 09:01

    @roiboss if that's all you bring in a debate then I rest my case.My credentials are having an IQ well above 50 which obviously you and the Shower man don't have.