Nkandla: Zuma will pay nothing, report says

2013-12-22 15:52

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is set to walk away without paying a cent for the R208?million security upgrades to his Nkandla home.

Even though the department of public works initially tallied Zuma’s part of the bill at R10m, its minister, Thulas Nxesi, told City Press that Zuma would not pay for any part of it.

“The department will not be asking the president to pay because the president did not ask for the security upgrade,” he said.

Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the former public works deputy minister fingered in the public works’s interministerial task team report released by Nxesi on Thursday, hit out at her colleagues involved in the investigation, saying she had done nothing wrong.

Bogopane-Zulu told City Press on Saturday that the report was an unnecessary attack on her integrity and, while she had not seen the report and could not comment on its contents, the process involved in drawing it up was flawed.

She added that none of the ministers involved had ever spoken to her about the issue.

Bogopane-Zulu told the paper she was interviewed by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela about the Nkandla project and was asked to provide her with additional information, which she had done.

Defending Zuma, she said said he'd had nothing to do with the project.


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