ARTICLES RELATING TO NKANDLA UPGRADE

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.

Parly’s Nkandla committee hits deadlock

2014-08-29 14:12

The first sitting of the new parliamentary committee on Nkandla hit a deadlock between the ANC and opposition as the latter refused to elect a chairperson until the mandate is reworked to expressly include the public protector's findings.

The Zuma spy tapes: all you need to know

2014-08-29 10:54

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.

Let Madonsela do her work - Tutu

2014-08-29 05:40
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Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Reverend Mpho Tutu have appealed for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to be left alone to do her work.

Madonsela not fazed by attacks from ANC

2014-08-28 21:01

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is not disconcerted by attacks on her by ANC members.

Madonsela: My powers are not limited

2014-08-28 16:59
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The powers of the office of the public protector are not limited to making recommendations after an investigation, Thuli Madonsela has told reporters.

Leaking of info problematic - Madonsela

2014-08-28 16:03

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says the leaking of confidential information by a senior politician is a big problem.

EFF claim laughable, desperate - ANC

2014-08-27 20:22

A claim that the ANC bused a group to Parliament to assault EFF MPs is "laughable and desperate", the governing party's Chief Whip Stone Sizani says.

Madonsela to clarify her position

2014-08-27 17:11

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will brief media following the war of words between her and the ANC after her letter to President Jacob Zuma had been leaked.

Nhleko hasn’t started on Nkandla yet

2014-08-27 11:17
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Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has not yet started determining whether President Jacob Zuma should pay back part of the money spent upgrading his Nkandla homestead.

 

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.

Nkandla committee at odds over mandate

2014-08-29 12:08

Opposition parties have refused to elect the chair of the new parliamentary committee on the Nkandla controversy until its mandate had been clarified, resulting in the adjournment of the first meeting.

Nkandla committee starts work

2014-08-29 06:22

The ad hoc committee that will deliberate on President Jacob Zuma's response to investigations into public spending at his Nkandla home will meet on Friday.

Can the name calling stop - Madonsela

2014-08-28 22:37
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has called on the ANC to contain the tension between the party and her office.

Madonsela remains mum on leaker's name

2014-08-28 18:10

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she will not name the official who leaked a letter she had written to President Jacob Zuma.

Not in public interest to leak letter - Madonsela

2014-08-28 16:39

It was not in the public interest to leak to the media her letter to President Jacob Zuma, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says.

Madonsela gives Miley a run for her money

2014-08-27 21:08

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela could give singer Miley Cyrus a run for her money with her own version of the popstar's Wrecking Ball.

Still no end to ANC, Madonsela spat

2014-08-27 17:54

The ANC has taken to Twitter calling for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to name the person she believes leaked her letter on Nkandla to President Jacob Zuma.

ANC supporters fill gallery for Ramaphosa

2014-08-27 14:48

The public gallery of the National Council of Provinces is packed with ANC supporters as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in the House.

Madonsela must do her job, behave - ANC

2014-08-26 21:06
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The ANC does not want to see Public Protector Thuli Madonsela vacate her office before the end of her term but she must do her job correctly, party secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

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