Zuma still processing lease reports

2011-10-03 13:38

Johannesburg - Processing of the public protector's reports on lease deals for police buildings is about to be completed, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.

“I have been interacting with them and we are almost at the end of the process,” he said during a business breakfast in Sandton, organised by The New Age newspaper and SABC.

He had been corresponding with both national police commissioner General Bheki Cele and Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde since he received the reports.

“People expect that I should jump and say implement it (the protector's recommendations). That is not how government works. There is due process that has to be followed.

“This is not an easy process. I have to be clear and convinced.”

A letter had been sent to Cele asking why he should not be suspended, he said.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had compiled reports on the leasing of police buildings in Pretoria and Durban and handed them to Zuma.

Madonsela's first report, released in February, was on the R500m lease for the Sanlam-Middestad building in Pretoria.

The second report examined the R1.1bn agreement to lease Transnet Tower in Durban.

Madonsela found that the department of public works had deviated from the tender process, that the lease agreements were not at the market rate, and that businessman Roux Shabangu had allegedly pressured officials to finalise the deals.

She called on Zuma to take action against Mahlangu-Nkabinde, Cele and senior officials involved in the deals.

Zuma said he had followed due process after receiving the reports.

  • Willie_G - 2011-10-03 13:43

    He processes slower than a 486 computer.. Time for an upgrade... Or new operating system...

      ChrisG - 2011-10-03 13:51

      Every time I read about Zuma "processing" the report I think of the Spur advert with the judge that goes "I have digested all the available evidence...". I'm just waiting for JZ to finish and go "Burger, I no declare you free my man!"

      THE-SRG - 2011-10-03 13:51

      and when he is finished he will just do what he wants and clear them with no real explanation...just like moegoe moegoe

      WarDog - 2011-10-03 13:51

      Floppy read error: Abort, retry or ignore?

      Van-Der-Moodley - 2011-10-03 14:08

      The word processor is permanently jammed,stuck... actually it's beyond repair..time to upgrade.

      MJ77 - 2011-10-03 14:13

      @War Dog - Is that a Flappy or a Floppy read error?

      nosiphom - 2011-10-03 14:18

      Speed kills your friend Sbu told you, JZ - so take your time JZ, you'll arrive one day!

      MaanDonkie - 2011-10-03 14:21

      Thulie Madonsela was spitefull....she did'nt put any pictures in the report....eish!

      pop101 - 2011-10-03 14:36

      4 MEG Ram DOS. No, DOS is too fast - Win Vista on 4 Meg Ram.

      BigD - 2011-10-03 15:25

      Zuma is still waiting for someone in the anc to expalin the report to him. He actually does not know what to do, he does not want his chom in jail.

      ubufakazi - 2011-10-03 15:48

      hahahaha “This is not an easy process. I have to be clear and convinced.” Oohh JZ

  • willieman - 2011-10-03 13:44

    Mr President ,suspend or fire this woman if the anc recall you then we will know whos promoting anarchy in this country

  • baudtin1 - 2011-10-03 13:47

    Eish he is "a ply ing ees mind"!!!!

  • Pekkie - 2011-10-03 13:48

    It should be just passed the digestive systme and almost full blown crap when it comes out!

  • Tolerant - 2011-10-03 13:53

    He is probably looking where to redeploy them?

  • Limpopoist - 2011-10-03 13:58

    South africa will never move forward with such " Pentium 1" Type ogf president

      John - 2011-10-03 14:00

      He dreams of Pentium 1 processing power - 286 with 512k ram more like

      zaatheist - 2011-10-03 14:21

      Why Pentium 1? You are obviously not old enough to know about the 8086 and the 80286 - man the latter was fast compared to this oke's reading ability. But then he never passed Std 6 .............

  • derkus - 2011-10-03 14:01

    Zuma is stillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll processing lease reports

  • Spade - 2011-10-03 14:06

    We need to give our beloved President more time to do most things. Remember he is not well educated, and therefore does not have the benefit of starting from a higher base. Just another reason we should strive for better quality education, and not a higher pass rate.

      Ingie - 2011-10-03 14:17

      AT FALCON - Because he is a crook and a fraudster and the people that vote for him think he is the greatest..this is how he got to run the country and trust me not by brains because there is none

  • amabok - 2011-10-03 14:13

    Zuma has no interest in serving the people or seeing justice done. He is only intereste in protecting his back. He has failed the people and will go down in history as a President who allowed the weakening of the constitution and turned a blind eye (perhaps encouraged) to corruption of state institutions. He has been a collasal failure that has cost South Africa dearly and done irrepairable harm.

  • Ingie - 2011-10-03 14:13

    The "process" report that will NEVER happen...go slower Mr Zuma and then by the time you wake up and decide something it will all be forgotten

  • Ingie - 2011-10-03 14:15

    Just passed go.... travelling @ 100kms

  • John - 2011-10-03 14:15

    applying his mind and now processing ,i hope he doesnt hurt himself

  • Davearch - 2011-10-03 14:15

    In countries that work, any leader with stench of CORRUPTION is kicked out IMMEDIATELY ... thats why we are failing !!

  • GypseyAnn - 2011-10-03 14:15

    Has he now surpassed "applying his mind"?

  • MJ77 - 2011-10-03 14:16

    Processing time is slow when you read with your index finger word for word.

  • IC1 - 2011-10-03 14:26

    "This is not an easy process. I have to be clear and convinced.” Duh, you dont trust the Public Prosecuter that you appointed, haha have you ever seen something as doff as this?

  • jack sparrow - 2011-10-03 14:32

    Windows JZ 1 day remaining... no wait 2 days remaining... 5 minutes remaining.. 100 days remaining... and then "5 seconds remaining" remaining for the remainder of the f-knows-how-long-anymore" process

  • pazarac - 2011-10-03 14:39

    1.1 billion will build 5 blocs of ofices and tax-payers can pay back loan from a bank over next 20 years like all others whith bond on there property but think of generations to come who will not pay rent on public property.Public property shoud belong to public not rented from sharks who call them self bussnisman.

  • Deeteem - 2011-10-03 14:40

    “I have been interacting with them and we are almost at the end of the process”. What is this man doing here ? These are reports..... not humans !!

  • JR - 2011-10-03 14:56

    “This is not an easy process. I have to be clear and convinced.” In otherwords you need to decide whether or not to nail one of your comrades and wodnering what dirt he could bring up to land you in the brown stuff. Damn it must be hard not having a clear concience to make decisions.

  • JR - 2011-10-03 15:05

    Where did these people go to school? How is it that a person can sign a legal rental agreement for R500million for a building that firstly the person does not own at the time of signing the contract. Secondly the building could have been built brand new from scratch for R150million. Thirdly the building was never inspected, is supbstandard, not equipped, will need a fortune spent on it to make it habitable and usable (another tender coming). This is a joke and our president does not see that he is loosing any credibility he may have had but not acting harshly on the perpetraitors of this fraud. You dont ask the police chief why he should not be suspended or fired. You fire him to retain the credibility of the overall police force. Same goes for the idiot police chief with the ilegal number plates and unlicenced BMW. Maybe an investigation into where the funds came from to purchase the car will reveal why it was never registered in the first place. Damn you MFs are corrupt.

  • Ingie - 2011-10-03 15:06

    A shongololo will be faster

  • Zion - 2011-10-03 15:28

    Why all the red tape and officialism. He was corresponding with the public works minister and General Cele. How about just saying hey! you, be here at eleven minutes past one or else.( or else you stay in your job)Surely closed circuit TV connected to all the heroes can be made available or even a pay-as-you-go cellphone. Don't give them ideas it could cost the taxpayer dearly. But on the other hand the longer it takes to do something the better it looks to the piet public.

  • Wizard101 - 2011-10-03 15:33

    You guys must remember he must first learn to spell and then to read and then to understand what he read and THEN will he still be in the dark!!!

  • Bill - 2011-10-03 15:43

    Just totally frigging incompetent...nothing else...!

  • Sisie - 2011-10-03 15:52

    If he processors this report the same way as he reads in public - this could take awhile. As he only reads 3 words per minute.

  • Sharkie - 2011-10-03 16:34

    People expect that I should jump and say implement it (the protector's recommendations). That is not how government works. There is due process that has to be followed. riiight - too bad same "process" dosn;t apply to the secrecy act! ne!

  • 722 - 2011-10-07 20:26

    Moer hulle Zuma, moer hulle. Moenie laat hulle jou se nie. Jy is die lanie!!!!

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