Madonsela: Zuma misled Parliament, must pay

2014-03-19 12:58
Nkandla (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

Nkandla (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)

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

Video

LIVE: Nkandla Report Briefing

2014-03-19 12:38

Watch the Nkandla report briefing live on News24.WATCH

Sabelo Ndlangisa, City Press

Pretoria - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found that President Jacob Zuma misled Parliament when he claimed that the Zuma family was responsible for the cost of buildings in his private homestead in Nkandla.

Madonsela found Zuma might have done so unintentionally.

The two-year long investigation, entitled Secure in Comfort, found that the government had footed the bills for items such as Zuma’s private visitors’ centre, the cattle kraal and chicken run, the swimming pool and the amphitheatre.

“The president and his family benefited from this,” says the report.

Madonsela also found that Zuma’s failure take action to contain the costs, which are now conservatively estimated to have risen to R246m, when the news broke in 2009, was a violation of the Executive Ethics’ Code and was inconsistent with Zuma’s office as a member of the Cabinet.

The report also recommends that Zuma must fork out a “reasonable percentage” of the costs, to be determined with the help of the National Treasury.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
106 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

US biker deaths down: What's the secret?

Motorcycle deaths are on track to decline for a second year in the US thanks to a so far - on bikes - little-used road safety accessory.

 

Stay safe

US biker deaths down: What's the secret?
Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You can be quite an extrovert today as you have the desire to mingle and connect with the crowd. Sometimes it is easier for you to...read more

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.