Gugile Nkwinti vs Zuma’s NGO

2013-09-08 06:00

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Rural Affairs Minister Gugile Nkwinti has for the first time opened up about the controversial Masibambisane development project run by President Jacob Zuma and his cousin, Deebo Mzobe.

Nkwinti, whose department has been closely associated with the project, in effect accused Masibambisane of hijacking rural-development initiatives.

“It was the way it was managed and the way it has been projected. It is out of order,” he told City Press.

“Now it seemed as if my department wasn’t doing anything, even though it was doing everything,” said Nkwinti.

City Press revealed in June that various government departments had pledged nearly R900?million to Masibambisane, a private NGO, to run a food-security programme for government.

Zuma is the NGO’s chair and Mzobe his deputy.

» Get City Press newspaper today for the full story, including Zuma’s view.

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