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Zuma's wife in bitter dispute with KZN snake catcher

By Faeza
01 March 2016


President Jacob Zuma's wife, Tobeka Madiba Zuma, is locked in a bitter dispute with a KwaZulu-Natal businessman over payment for the removal of snakes from the family's Nkandla homestead.

Jaco Dercksen, 47, of Zini Snake Removals, claimed he was owed R52 000 for removing snakes and fumigating the president's entire homestead.

The first lady, however, said Dercksen provided services that were not requested and then slapped her with an “extravagant invoice” afterwards.

The Mtunzini snake catcher said he received phone call from the Tobeka Madiba Zuma Foundation in December asking him to remove snakes around home number three, the Madiba House.

News24 has more details.