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FULL TEXT: Secure in Comfort

2014-03-19 15:03

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma and his family unduly benefited from upgrades made to his private Nkandla home by about R246m, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has found.

"It is common cause that in the name of security, government built for the president and his family in his private [home], a visitors centre, cattle kraal and chicken run, swimming pool, and amphitheatre among others," the report titled "Secure encompass" said.

"The president and his family clearly benefited from this."

Click here to read the full reportentitled 'Secure in Comfort'.

Click here to read the full text of the statement by Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela.

Comments
  • Ntai Victor - 2014-03-19 15:33

    Pathetic spending

  • Thapelo Mawatle - 2014-03-19 16:30

    I find it absurd and disturbing @ de sametime for some1 like mr.zuma to act and misused the trust and belief of the people by making promises to them while they are waiting and hes helping himself and his family after what we see everyday on media how people are still suffering,we still love ANC hence if they want our votes now they should remove him ASAP.

      Niquita Jade Kissun - 2014-03-20 10:16

      We unfortunately love the idea of the ANC - what Madhiba had started - his ethics, his love, morals and vision for our country..all those things have been absent from the ANC party for years. We have a lot of work to do to get back to that,

  • Geoff Dellow - 2014-03-19 17:12

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZUMA Time to get out Jakes!

  • Manion Bergen - 2014-03-20 05:45

    If impeachment proceedings do not succeed or if Zuma is not recalled, then the only viable alternative is for ordinary South Africans, in their millions, to take to the streets and revolt. We must demand that he steps down through protest action; non-violent of course. Our own Arab Spring, if you will. There is also the possibility of court action, whether civil or criminal, against Zuma in order to hold him to account. This can be instituted by individuals or groups. Finally, the citizenry (individuals and corporates) could decide to withhold payment of tax to SARS and instead divert it to a Trust for the time being, until the government come to their senses and start cleaning up their act. So there are many ways to skin this cat. Of course, the question is: are we as South Africans willing to make the sacrifice? Apathy is no longer an option - the situation in SA is far too serious!

  • Manion Bergen - 2014-03-20 05:45

    If impeachment proceedings do not succeed or if Zuma is not recalled, then the only viable alternative is for ordinary South Africans, in their millions, to take to the streets and revolt. We must demand that he steps down through protest action; non-violent of course. Our own Arab Spring, if you will. There is also the possibility of court action, whether civil or criminal, against Zuma in order to hold him to account. This can be instituted by individuals or groups. Finally, the citizenry (individuals and corporates) could decide to withhold payment of tax to SARS and instead divert it to a Trust for the time being, until the government come to their senses and start cleaning up their act. So there are many ways to skin this cat. Of course, the question is: are we as South Africans willing to make the sacrifice? Apathy is no longer an option - the situation in SA is far too serious!

  • Johan Brits - 2014-03-20 10:13

    Pres Zuma het reeds `n politieke oplossing vir die 700 bedrogklagtes teen hom gevind. Hy weier steeds om sogenaamde spioenasie-bande aan die DA te oorhandig soos beveel deur die Appèlhof. Die R206,000,000.00 se ontwik- kelings by sy privaatwoning berus op korrupsie en bedrog en jy praat van politieke vooroordeel Petrus?

  • Rine Ndou - 2014-03-20 10:40

    Zuma is Corrupt and he need to be corrected,how can he allow such big funds to be used @nkandla if he really think for SA???

  • Luka Mahlangu - 2014-03-20 11:03

    To me it does not matter whether Zuma benefited rightfully or wrongfully. I want to see him going like they did with innocent Thabo Mbeki. Die wil draai rond! I have noticed that the supporters of ANC don't have backbone. When Zuma was campaigning - everyone said "sifun' uZuuuuuuuma!" Hardly 5 years later they are tired of him. ANC NWC must prove to me that they are level headed. Sis Thuli has spoken. They must recall Zuma by the the same nerve they recalled Mbeki. I am patiently waiting for him to call urgent press conference to deliver his last speech as president of the Republic of South Africa. Mbeki's tears never fell on the rock!!

      MacavityTMC - 2014-03-21 06:59

      You will have a long time to wait, like 5 years more specifically because Zuma will not resign or step down by his own free will. It takes a man of honour and integrity to do that and Comrade Zuma is neither. In 5 years of running the country, this man has destroyed what progress Mandela and the other worthy leaders of this country died and fought for to build. Luka, I think it's time for you to change your allegiance.

  • Mthokozisi Sniper Myende - 2014-03-30 00:44

    "Secure In Comfort"...... Chicken run...... Cattle kraal..... Nkandlagate

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