ARTICLES RELATING TO NKANDLA UPGRADE

Lawyers advising govt should help build SA - protector

2014-10-01 22:20

Thuli Madonsela says lawyers advising government on matters relating to the work of the public protector should do their jobs in a manner that builds the country.

Nkandla project manager 'won't take the hit'

2014-10-01 10:16
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The public works department's Nkandla project manager says he is determined not to take the fall for somebody else's transgression relating to the R246m upgrade.

Nkandla process lies with Parliament - Madonsela

2014-09-30 16:11

The outcome of recommendations made by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in her report on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home is no longer in her hands, she says.

Nkandla files laptop stolen

2014-09-30 10:12
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The office of the man representing the 12 public works officials implicated in the Nkandla upgrade has been burgled, with thieves making off with his laptop containing "valuable information".

ANC govt has history of kleptomania - EFF

2014-09-29 18:30
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EFF says the irregular expenditure in the department of public works amounting to R34.9bn indicates a culture of kleptomania in government.

Nkandla scapegoats won’t go down without a fight

2014-09-28 19:39
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Public works officials are gearing up to defend themselves against executive onslaught, saying they were simply following orders.

Madonsela has no power over Parliament - ANC MP

2014-09-26 22:29
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Senior ANC MP Mathole Motshekga has reiterated that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela did not have the power to tell Parliament how to proceed.

Opposition parties walk out of Nkandla committee

2014-09-26 13:04
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Opposition parties have walked out of Parliament's committee on the Nkandla controversy after the ANC refused to agree to call President Jacob Zuma and to enforce the public protector's findings against him.

Malema: Charge Zuma over Nkandla

2014-09-25 19:06
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President Jacob Zuma should face criminal prosecution for corruption over the misspending of state funds at Nkandla, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has argued.

No comment on Zuma SIU response

2014-09-22 16:29
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The presidency has declined to comment on a report that, until he is served with a legal warning, President Jacob Zuma has failed to respond to the SIU questions on his Nkandla home.

Nkandla architect asks others to join forces

2014-09-16 11:03
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Embattled Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya, who is being sued for R155m by the state, has invited others implicated in the project to join legal forces.

Madonsela warned to leave Zuma alone - report

2014-09-15 10:19
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was warned in a traditional song at Khulubuse Zuma's wedding over the weekend to leave President Jacob Zuma alone, according to a report.

Nkandla veggie packhouse not for Zumas

2014-09-14 16:28
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A vegetable packing warehouse built near President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home is for the benefit of the community, the KwaZulu-Natal department of co-operative governance has said.

DA condemns Zuma's letter to Madonsela

2014-09-12 17:30
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The DA has condemned President Jacob Zuma's letter to the Public Protector in which he disagrees with Thuli Madonsela's view regarding her position.

Madonsela receives Zuma's letter

2014-09-12 11:06
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has received President Jacob Zuma’s letter written in response to her reminder that he has failed to heed her findings on Nkandla, her office says.

Zuma hands Nkandla report to Parliament

2014-09-11 18:38
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President Jacob Zuma has submitted to Parliament the Special Investigating Unit's final report on state-funded improvements to his home in Nkandla, his office says.

SIU submits replies to Nkandla architect

2014-09-10 14:17

The SIU has submitted its replies to Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's homestead, in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Nkandla committee hears calls to summon Zuma

2014-09-09 15:20

Opposition parties have called on parliament's ad hoc committee on the Nkandla controversy to summon President Jacob Zuma to account for public spending on his private home.

MKMVA: Madonsela thinks she is God

2014-09-08 14:13
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela thinks she is God and must tell the country who her "handlers" are, the Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe says.

ANC: Nkandla committee's mandate unchanged

2014-09-04 19:34

Political parties have agreed that the Nkandla parliamentary committee's terms of reference will remain unchanged, the ANC says.

Nkandla architect: SIU must produce documents

2014-09-03 21:16

Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya has asked for more than 40 documents from the SIU, including its final report on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's homestead.

Behave, or else, warns Mbete

2014-09-02 17:03
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Speaker Baleka Mbete has warned the EFF she would not tolerate "anarchy" in Parliament, but was promptly challenged by party Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu, who accused her of bias.

EFF: Respond or face legal action

2014-09-01 13:48

The EFF have given Speaker Baleka Mbete until 14:00 to respond to their ultimatum to halt suspension proceedings against the party or face a legal challenge, MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says.

Jacob Zuma’s going nowhere, but...

2014-08-31 15:44
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ANC structures insist that President Jacob Zuma will not be forced to step down over Nkandla, but there is increasing concern his deteriorating health could lead to his early exit from office.

Is this the beginning of the end for Zuma?

2014-08-29 21:06
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A series of setbacks in beleaguered President Jacob Zuma's battle against corruption allegations has sparked fresh speculation that he could be forced out of office.

 

Date set for first Nkandla disciplinary hearing

2014-10-01 21:05

The first disciplinary hearing against public works department officials allegedly implicated in wrongdoing in upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home will take place in late October.

Nkandla officials' hearing postponed

2014-09-30 18:59

The disciplinary hearing against public works department senior project manager Jean Rindel and several others over refurbishments at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home has been postponed.

Zuma not responsible for Nkandla - ANC

2014-09-30 14:51
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President Jacob Zuma bears no responsibility for overspending at his Nkandla home, ANC MPs say as they continued Parliament's consideration of the matter.

Dodgy deals in spotlight as Malema heads to court

2014-09-29 22:17

Allegations of sleaze among top politicians comes into sharp and ironic focus as EFF leader Julius Malema goes on trial for corruption.

ANC leadership will not be discussed - party

2014-09-29 13:23
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The ANC will not discuss a change in leadership at its national general council next year, the party's head of policy Jeff Radebe says.

Nkandla architect gets access to Zuma’s private documents

2014-09-28 13:17

Lawyers representing President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya have been granted read-only access to his confidential submission to the Special Investigating Unit.

Walkout shows bad faith - ANC

2014-09-26 18:10
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It is clear from the outset that opposition parties had not meant to participate in good faith in Parliament's ad hoc committee on Nkandla, ANC Deputy Chief Whip Doris Dlakude says.

Zuma not bound to heed Madonsela - ANC

2014-09-26 05:53
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The ANC says President Jacob Zuma could not be held liable for misspending on his Nkandla home, nor made to refund the money.

EFF to fight disciplinary charges in court

2014-09-23 20:51
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The EFF says they would go to court to challenge disciplinary charges against 20 MPs stemming from their heckling of President Jacob Zuma to repay state funds spent on his Nkandla home.

ANC stalls on calling Madonsela, Zuma

2014-09-19 05:00

The ad hoc committee on misspending at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home has failed to persuade the ANC to call Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, followed by the president.

Zuma, pay back the money: finish and klaar

2014-09-15 14:06

It bothers me that there's always a fall guy for Jacob Zuma’s misdeeds, incompetence, and arrogant approach to power, says Lukhona Mnguni.

Nkandla landscaping cost R16m

2014-09-15 08:11
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More than R16m was spent on plants, paving, lighting and irrigation at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home - with R1.6m spent on trees alone, according to documents.

Officials, not politicians blamed for Nkandla

2014-09-14 11:23
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Three former directors-general and at least 12 senior officials are set to take the fall over the Nkandla drama, while the politicians involved will probably get off scot-free, according to a report.

Nkandla: SIU fingers architect over costs

2014-09-12 14:40
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The SIU has found that President Jacob Zuma was enriched by state-funded improvements to his Nkandla home, but placed the blame for the soaring cost of the upgrades on his.

Zuma says he can review protector's findings

2014-09-11 21:13
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President Jacob Zuma has told Public Protector Thuli Madonsela he could not and should not give blanket acceptance to her reports, in response to her reminder that he has failed to heed her findings on Nkandla.

Madonsela 'empowered to probe the state'

2014-09-11 13:20

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has given a reminder that she was empowered to investigate the State, amid recent attacks on her character and actions.

Public protector CEO, CFO resign

2014-09-09 15:35
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The public protector’s office confirmed that its chief executive officer and chief financial officer have resigned, it has been reported.

Govt: Maphatsoe speaking in personal capacity

2014-09-09 13:24
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Defence Deputy Minister Kebby Maphatsoe was speaking in his personal capacity when he claimed that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela works for the CIA, the government says.

Deputy minister: Madonsela a CIA spy

2014-09-08 08:29
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Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Kebby Maphatsoe has accused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of being a CIA plant, it has been reported.

The Zuma spy tapes: all you need to know

2014-09-04 10:19

President Jacob Zuma has lost his appeal to block the release of the so-called “spy tapes”. News24 charts the battle that began over a decade ago.

The ANC's costly inertia

2014-09-03 13:40

The ANC, it appears, has decided that neither strongly worded letters from the public protector nor catchy chants of "pay back the money" will force its hand, says TO Molefe.

Breather for EFF

2014-09-01 21:39
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The EFF and Speaker Baleka Mbethe have come to an agreement that the party's MPs involved in a fracas in Parliament won't be suspended for now, but the threat remains.

Sadtu: Madonsela using position to attack ANC

2014-09-01 12:19
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must stop using her office to "attack the ANC", the SA Democratic Teachers' Union says.

Madonsela fears for her life

2014-08-31 09:00
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is deeply concerned about her safety and intends to approach the National Intelligence Agency over the matter, it has been reported.

Numsa denounces ANC's 'vicious' attack on Madonsela

2014-08-29 19:17
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Numsa has condemned the ANC's attacks on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

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