Nkandla: Taking the fall

2014-07-27 15:00

Readers react cynically to the news that Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi is cracking the whip over Nkandla spending

Your question surely is rhetorical? The disgraceful Nkandla scandal is about Zuma, his cohorts and sycophants?–?all initially pleading innocence and then finally blatantly giggling at the “clever people and media” who “think there is something wrong with Nkandla”.

There’s nothing wrong with Nkandla, there’s something wrong with them. Who can forget such disrespect for the millions of stupid people in South Africa who have “something wrong with them”?

We must all be suffering from the disease of honesty, truth, integrity?...?for shame.


Eastern Cape

The officials will always be scapegoats to save one man?–?as if there’s no other person to lead the ANC and the country. Please officials, tell the truth or you’ll be punished for acting from above. It was Waterkloof, the SABC (Faith Muthambi), Nkandla?...?what’s so special about Zuma?

Motswiri Mphahlele

via email

They forced these officials to do wrong things and when it came back, they hid themselves and left the innocent people to suffer or lose their jobs?–?like the Gupta scandal.


Gembokspruit, Limpopo

As soon as the DC hearings of the 13 officials unfold, the real culprits will emerge just like in Guptagate scandal.

Then the charges will be scaled down two protect the ring leaders and by the time we wake up the whole thing will evaporate


via email

You are the people who think Thuli Madonsela is better than other institutions. That’s why you ask readers this. There are no scapegoats, government acted correctly. You always need to use the name of the president to sell your paper. Please people, just stop.

Siphiwe Mokoena

via email

Thulas Nxesi is merely doing admin work, he is a political head of the department. The nation deserves respect from President Zuma.

It would be better if, as he is silent, he thinks of resigning.

Zama Mqolo

via email

Government acted correctly. The officials are not scapegoats. They are the ones who do the actual work. They collude with service providers to line their pockets. When they are caught they want to blame everybody except themselves. Government can’t look over the shoulder of each and every official. That’s why there are legislative prescripts and policies to be adhered to.

Veleleni Mashumi

Mamelodi West

Nkandla: yes. Once the officials are proven guilty, it will be easier to prosecute those who corrupted them.

Thomas Mnguni

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