Nkandla: Cops investigate Zuma for corruption

2014-11-10 11:02

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The South African Police Service is officially investigating President Jacob Zuma for corruption related to his Nkandla homestead.

The police investigation comes as a result of charges laid by the Democratic Alliance’s parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and others, Netwerk24 reported today.

The police’s Solomon Makgale confirmed the charges and said they were grouped together.

The probe could focus on Zuma’s family’s links to the construction company Moneymine. The company pocketed more than R50 million from the project.

Moneymine is owned by Michael and Pamela Mfeka who are linked to Zuma’s cousin, Mandla Gcaba, reported Netwerk24.

Maimane said last week the draft report of the ad hoc committee set up to report to the National Assembly on Nkandla was a whitewash lacking any credibility.

“[It] clears President Zuma of any involvement in the gross escalation of costs, and clears him of any knowledge of what happened at his own private home,” he said.

“Yet we know that President Zuma was regularly briefed on the build project at Nkandla through his own appointed architect.”

The report also found that because Zuma did not request the security upgrades to his home in rural KwaZulu-Natal “he was at no fault as they sprung up around him, growing more and more lavish by the day”, he said.

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