Nkandla: DA wants answers from public works

2012-10-02 17:58
(Picture: Sapa)

(Picture: Sapa)

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

Cape Town - Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi must be called to Parliament to account for the money spent on upgrading President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, the DA said on Tuesday.

Democratic Alliance MP Anchen Dreyer said she also wanted Nxesi to explain why his department was apparently requesting an investigation into how City Press newspaper got hold of documentary evidence of the upgrade.

City Press reported that R203m of taxpayers' money would be spent on the upgrade, with Zuma paying only 5% of the bill - around R10m.

Dreyer said an investigation into how the newspaper "illegally" ended up in possession of information was a "classic case of shooting the messenger".

She had written to the chair of the public works portfolio committee, Manana Catherine Mabuza, to request the presence of Nxesi.

The minister would be asked why the money was being spent when there were a number of existing presidential houses that could be utilised.

The party also wanted to know whether the funds had been properly budgeted for, whether there was a directive from Zuma to allocate funds for the revamp, and whether funds had been diverted from other projects.

Read more on:    public works  |  da  |  thulas nxesi  |  anchen dreyer  |  jacob zuma  |  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.

Racism claims made at UKZN

2015-11-26 09:00

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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Prince George the green prince?

Prince Charles hopes his grandson's love of the outdoors will become a passion for the environment.



One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer
Hurricanes, earthquakes and floods – What climate change really means for us

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The full moon energy can be quite intense today as your emotions fight against reason. It is important to ground your ideas and...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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.


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.