Zuma's deadline for lease deals

2011-09-11 21:31
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma must file his response on Monday to reports by the public protector on controversial lease agreements for two new office buildings for the police, the Sunday Times reported.

Zuma was given 60 days to respond to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, who released her second report on July 14.

Her first report, released in February, investigated the Sanlam-Middestad building in Pretoria, which was leased for R500m.

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 Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, police commissioner Bheki Cele, and senior officials involved in the deals, the newspaper reported.
Read more on:    jacob zuma  |  gwen mahlangu-nkabinde  |  bheki cele  |  thuli madonsela  |  roux shabangu  |  durban  |  corruption

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
21 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

Best ‘glamping' spots in the Western Cape

You can get the best of both worlds of camping and luxury living with ‘glamping'.

 
 

Outdoor

Watch these incredible BASE jump exits
South African woman learns to surf at aged 70
Pedal power to hit Kouga this May
Extreme Kiteboarding in Pumping Conditions!

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is time to pay closer attention to your finances and other areas of security. You may have over spent or overlooked something...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.