Declassify Nkandla report - Motlanthe

2013-07-07 11:27
President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal. (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal. (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has criticised government’s decision to classify a report into the refurbishment of President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home as “top secret”.

Speaking on Power FM - a new Gauteng-based radio station - Motlanthe became the first senior Cabinet member to call for the report to be made public, reported the Sunday Times.

“There is no reason. Once there was a clamour and an outcry about it and an investigation is initiated there is no need to then shroud it in secrecy,” he said.

“Once there is a shroud of secrecy, it gives rise to speculation, it gives rise to suspicion, it gives rise to mistrust.”

State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele raised eyebrows when he denied ordering the classification of the task team’s report into the R206m upgrade as “top secret”. However, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi has kept the document confidential, arguing the content is “top secret”.

The public works department released 42 files with over 12 000 pages on the upgrade to the Mail & Guardian following a request for information under the Promotion of Access to Information Act, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday.

 
Read more on:    kgalema motlanthe  |  nkandla upgrade  |  government spending

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
126 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.