R582m roads for Zuma village

2012-10-10 10:17
Nkandla homestead. (Khaya Ngwenya, City Press)

Nkandla homestead. (Khaya Ngwenya, City Press)

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Durban - Two new road networks worth R582m have been built in President Jacob Zuma's village in KwaNxamalala, Nkandla, the Mercury reported on Wednesday.

The road linking the village to Kranskop, the P15, is a 32.4km stretch and was built for R290m, while the road from Eshowe linking it with the village and Nkandla is 54.4km long and cost R292m.

KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Willies Mchunu also opened two pedestrian bridges across the Nsuze and Mposa rivers in the greater KwaNxamalala area. These would link villages to schools and cost R4.5m.

According to the Mercury, Mchunu said the projects were considered before Zuma became president.

"In fact former president Thabo Mbheki identified Nkandla and Msinga as priority areas needing development. This has nothing to do with President Zuma," Mchunu said.

- SAPA
Read more on:    willies mchunu  |  jacob zuma  |  nkandla upgrade  |  government spending
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