Zumaville ‘mayor’ calls the shots

2012-11-10 19:18

The man in charge of developing a new town on President Jacob Zuma’s doorstep is being accused by officials in the rural development department of being too big for his crocodile-skin boots.

“He is only a civilian, but the kind of influence he exercises in the department is staggering. He simply picks up a phone and phones a minister. It has happened before my own eyes: the minister of agriculture, land, economic development, he has a direct line to them.”

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