R16m for Nkandla garden

2014-09-15 08:34

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A landscaped garden at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home in KwaZulu-Natal cost R16-million.

This included fully grown trees, that were planted at R7 500 a tree, Beeld newspaper reported today.

Also, 12 protected cycads were planted at a cost of R5 500 each.

The total tree bill for Nkandla was R1.6 million.

Other landscaping costs making up the R16-million bill included paving, lighting and the installation of an irrigation system.

This information is contained in court papers in the R155 million civil claim against Nkandla architect Minenhle Makhanya, filed in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.

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