KZN ANC warns Zille of violence at Nkandla

2012-11-02 14:08

Johannesburg - The KwaZulu-Natal branch of the ANC warned DA leader Helen Zille on Friday to abandon her inspection of President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla, or face violence from local residents.

"The ANC believes that the visit to the president’s home will be a serious, direct attack on the president and his family," the provincial branch of the ANC said in a statement.

"It goes without saying that people who reside at President Zuma’s home have a right to protect themselves from anyone who invades their home."

He said the Democratic Alliance ignored warnings not to march to the Congress of SA Trade Unions' (Cosatu) headquarters in Johannesburg in May, and as a result several members were injured in a confrontation with the trade union federation.

"We don’t want to see the repeat of what happened at Cosatu House so we appeal to the DA to consider abandoning their plan."

It said the inspection of the home of a sitting head of state was "unprecedented".

DA inspection ‘a publicity stunt’

"[We] want to remind the DA that... Zuma’s home is not a public place and we view the DA’s decision to go to the president’s home as unnecessary, provocative, and politically not calculated."

The DA said on Thursday it was planning to visit Zuma's private residence, where a R200m upgrade was in progress.

Zille, accompanied by DA officials, would inspect roads around the property on Sunday and attempt to enter the compound.

The president's private home will reportedly feature underground bunkers, a clinic, a fire station, special quarters for police, and a helipad.

Reports have estimated the cost of the work to be between R203m and R238m.
Zuma will reportedly pay only 5% of the bill - around R10m.

The ANC said the inspection was a "publicity stunt" and if the DA needed to protest against the development of the house, it should do so before government.

  • lidia.d.ramos - 2012-11-02 14:19

    Zilla should go as that place belongs to tax payers and not Zuma,,,,we have the right to see who is using our money...

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-11-03 00:00

      According to the South African Law Assault is a common law crime defined as "unlawfully and intentionally applying force to the person of another, or inspiring a belief in that other that force is immediately to be applied to him." The focus "INSPIRING A BELIEF" is what in my mind is threatened here, as published by News24. "The KwaZulu-Natal branch of the ANC warned DA leader Helen Zille on Friday to abandon her inspection of President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla, or face violence from local residents." Why is there no criminal charges to investigate here? It is clear that the ANC office that issued this ''threat'' is in clear reach of a SA law. The police should act, and arrest these perpetrators. And Helen Zille MUST go to Nkandla after this threat. It is up to the GOVERNMENT to act to protect all the citizens of the country against violence, or threat of violence. Re instate the MARIKANA police officers that defended themselves so bravely, and let them accompany Helen Zille. That should resolve this issue peacefully, or there will be a couple of dead perpetrators. Go Helen, Go Helen, Go Helen!!!!!!

      acm.munro - 2012-11-03 08:55

      Agree. It is Zille's duty to monitor the way the tax-payers money is being spent - the ANC certainly cannot care two hoots.

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2012-11-03 09:53

      The dump dead zombi supporting national dump dead corrupted showerhead is another sign of how really they all are bafoons!!!!

      willem.vanrensburg.562 - 2012-11-03 10:57

      Yip, I agree with you . Stealing and spending has become so normal for them, that they already think it’s OK to do what they are doing. I guess that this is just their “right” as comrades, and brothers of the struggle. It’s so naive an primitive to think that us, the public would condone this ridiculous and blatantly dishonest behaviour. The unfortunate punch line is, that even if the DA goes there and even if the whole mess if proved to be dishonest...It won’t make any difference what so ever.....SAD..

      grant.hide - 2012-11-03 13:24

      Oh so That's what the Bunker is for? Aint it? when the violence breaks out :D

  • tobydt - 2012-11-02 14:19

    "[We] want to remind the DA that... Zuma’s home is not a public place" But we only spend public money on it. Go for it DA, dont let these bunch of bafoons intimidate you.

      lsfreak - 2012-11-02 14:28

      Really... Where is it? On who's land is it built? Who is paying for the "upgrade"? Wait easy one... It's on state land held in Trust by the Zulu King for the Government so therefore our land ;) and we are paying for the "Upgrade". So in a round-a-bout way his house is really the States house owned by us all and not the Zipper's as it's lead to believe :D :D Nice try though Sinudeity :D :D

      johnhuntermitchell - 2012-11-03 07:26

      I second that! How dare they threaten Zille with violence?! Animals!

  • franco.beukman - 2012-11-02 14:19

    If its on paper wot is going on there we need to see it .it is our tax money being used so we have the right to see where it is being used nd how. If Zuma keep on allowing these ppl to talk like this it means he agree to their behavior ,which is not ayoba!

  • snot.gurgle.3 - 2012-11-02 14:21

    If zuma's home is not a public place, then why was 'the public's' money spent there?????(and so much of it???) The DA has every right, on behalf of the taxpaying South Africans, to inspect and see what our money is spent on!!! It's our money and WE WANT TO KNOW!!!

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-02 15:08

      "The DA has every right, on behalf of the taxpaying South Africans"No doll they dont have any right to invade someone's rpivacy,unless they get a court order to so,only then will i be 100% behind them, i'm not even sure what they intend to find there,it's not like the 204 million is kept there. fact is it is still Zuma's rpivate property until the public protector says otherwise,how would you like it if everyone who suspected you of something could come and go as they please into your property just to assess whether or not you are guilty?

      alan.jerrold - 2012-11-02 15:19

      Lorain we the public don't have to 'assess' whether Zuma is guilty. He is. Simple. Also immoral and corrupt. And people like you stand up for him?????

      snot.gurgle.3 - 2012-11-02 15:25

      Taxpayers money...Buddie! Public money......Buddie! What are you saying? You STEAL the people's money(public) and then spend it privately...please no questions.....HAHAHAHAHAHA

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-02 15:30

      @ Revelgen Who said I'm standing up for him? just because somebody is messed up and we dont like him does not mean that all his rights should just be stripped away altogether, that just leads to lawlesness, proper protocol should be followed if we really want to go in there and assess exaclty how much is being stolen.Alot of people dont like malema (myself included) and you get comments like "he should be shot" imagaine if we all had to go around shooting people that annoy us? i also feel Claudia.Mead should be shot but fact is if she was then it would amount to a crime and the person should be arrested,the law is there for a reason.

      oistar.tutu.9 - 2012-11-02 15:34

      Ag Lorain. Protecting the guilty makes you complicit too. Should we assume that you too have lots to hide?

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-02 15:52

      lorain they going to inspect the area and roads to see if it was build to the benefit of the people or the "Kingdom" and if permitted, visit the house/palace/"holy-city/our missing treasurer box. We all know that she does not use violence in her appearances. Do not let a article like this(what ever the intend may be) confuse you.

      snot.gurgle.3 - 2012-11-02 16:39

      lorain...join us, we are all South African!!

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-02 16:55

      We should charge them rent to live there or at least get shares and dividends.

      edward.patterson.923 - 2012-11-03 14:08

      My wife and I have a place in Pretoria and want to sell it and buy a place in Somerset West. With a little government help we could afford a place in Sea Point or Green Point. Note I'm not greedy and didn't say the V&A or Clifton. And it wouldn't be R200million. Shoot I would take just R1million and you could come and inspect yearly.

  • rouen.heiberg - 2012-11-02 14:23

    Africa at its best. I don agree with you so I kill you.

      DraganTrenk - 2012-11-02 19:51


      art5SA - 2012-11-03 05:21


  • siyabonga.khumalo.108 - 2012-11-02 14:24

    this is a joke!!

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-11-02 14:25

    No comrades, im defending Gogo Zille on this one. She has a right to know just like any tax paying South African what our Tax money is being sppent on. She also has freedom of movement, the one we faught for.. You are out of order comrades

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-02 14:34

      ^ This man deserves a Bells :)

      snot.gurgle.3 - 2012-11-02 14:48

      This man deserves a case of Bells!!!

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-11-02 14:25

    Invasion of Inkandla. Lmao. I like Domestic politics

  • zakazarurwa.vuma - 2012-11-02 14:26

    is anything good from a zulu man,what can we expect from natal if not violence,or blood bath is our money we need to know is our money,we pay tax

      raymond.dick.12 - 2012-11-02 14:32

      No racial remarks please

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-02 14:41

      RE: Its not a racist remark, its just the way Africa is. No use turning a blind eye, Raymond most of us wish it was different, but thats reality!

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-11-02 14:26

    Agree Helen and then ban Zooomer and the ANC from Cape Town --Now there is a win win

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-02 14:34

      Why just Cape Town?

      art5SA - 2012-11-03 05:23

      BANNISH Zuma to his "PALACE"....

  • Carlton - 2012-11-02 14:28

    What does he need a bunker for, a nuclear attack or the South African Spring/Autumn uprising. And a clinic, damn how many wives, mistresses and girlfriends does this tiger have, 2-3 hundred, hell, I wouldn't be shocked if the whole Nkandla population is made up solely of girlfriends and bastard kids. And can an ANC muppet please explain to me why this fool is in charge of this country.

  • mike.clery - 2012-11-02 14:28

    The ANC understands what democracy is, it's just that they don't believe it applies to them.

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-02 17:06

      According to his excellence's definition of democracy its about what majority wants, not minority. So it applies to the ANC like nothing else.

      art5SA - 2012-11-03 05:25

      The votes will be RE-counted.... until the CORRECT PARTY WINS!

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-03 11:23

      I don't think the ANC understands anything at all except what THEY want, Mike.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-02 14:29

    And Zuma doesn't say a word about the possible violent protests!!! DA have every right to view the buildings as its taxpayers money and its not Zuma's private property the land is not in his name so I don't see why not!!!

      Samuel - 2012-11-02 14:56

      Terrylee how can he comment cause he is waiting to be told what to say? The guy is dumb, Mbeki tried to warn us about this stupid guy but we never listened. I for one I am not gona vote for loyalty this time around, I want my daughter to have a bright future in this country and I feel that Helen Zille is the person who can restore the image of this country internationally: socially, politically and economically.

  • JHLR73 - 2012-11-02 14:29

    Something to hide?? Sounds like desperate measures to me. More the reason for investigations.

  • warren.rodel - 2012-11-02 14:29

    I thought it was open to the public, seeing as the public paid for it?

      art5SA - 2012-11-03 05:26

      Apparently GUIDED TOURS will take place this Sunday... Helen has volunteered to be a Tour Guide!

  • Spearshaker@Inkandla - 2012-11-02 14:30

    So, it's quite clear: THE ANC CONDONES VIOLENCE AND ENCOURAGES VIOLENCE. What a disgrace!!. Does your president condone your plans to be voilent and intimidate? LET HIM PUT HIS POSITION ON THIS TO THE NATION!

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-02 14:47

      Zuma urged South Africans to \reaffirm our belief in peace, stability and order and in building a caring society free of crime and violence\....these were Zumas word on a report on crime and violence does he even believe what he says half the time??!!!

      art5SA - 2012-11-03 05:27

      I think that was said THIS VERY WEEK..... WOnder if he actually REALISES what he read out loud...???

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-02 14:31

    Ok well that is an official threat. Zille, please take these f**kers to court. The ANC condemns violence, especially that at Marikana, and yet these fools can blatantly threaten another citizen with violence.

  • motho.batho.98 - 2012-11-02 14:31

    Being against Zille is against being freedom of movement as she isn't commiting crime by being at Inkandla.

  • tobydt - 2012-11-02 14:32

    Hehe, should threaten ANC with violence, from having any public rallies in Cape Town :P

  • sgrussell87 - 2012-11-02 14:34

    Can't she go see what she's paying for? If i'm paying for it, i also want to smaak a piece of that shweet helicopter action. #taxatwork

      DraganTrenk - 2012-11-02 19:54


  • kgotso.selome - 2012-11-02 14:35

    I thought it is a National Key Point...

      art5SA - 2012-11-03 05:29

      The Minister woke up one morning and decided that it is....

  • jake.ko.71 - 2012-11-02 14:36

    its a direct attack towards South African tax payers when he steals our money KZN ANC!!!

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-11-02 14:37

    For as long as Nkandla is being built by tax payers money, it is not a private residential area. It is ironical that what is called a private home is funded by the public.

      snot.gurgle.3 - 2012-11-02 14:50

      Another case of Bells here please!

      craig.vanstade - 2012-11-02 16:21

      And some Cigars while you at it Snot

  • Samuel - 2012-11-02 14:37

    What is going on with this fools? Actually they r d ones inciting violence! Where r we goin as a country, zuma is not above the law. He took oath that he will protect d constitution and uphold it.

      peace.kagiso.75 - 2012-11-03 08:59

      He never thought the law would one day apply to him as well

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-11-02 14:40

    Construction of bunkers is the first step towards dictatorship.

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-11-02 14:41

    I suppose this is par for the course ANC = bunch of thieving thugs!

      stephen.scott.376043 - 2012-11-02 14:51

      We ain't got a guvmn't, we got a gang.

  • thedbz - 2012-11-02 14:41

    how primitive can the cANCer get..?

  • - 2012-11-02 14:42

    "[We] want to remind the DA that... Zuma’s home is not a public place..." Agreed! So why then are we the PUBLIC paying for it?

  • Samuel - 2012-11-02 14:43

    \Zuma's place is not a public place\ so zuma's place should not use public funds. Foolish people who can't even be realistic, u stupid branch of anc, its clearly from this that those going to choose leardership in mangaung that they can't think properly!! Joooooooh! I am afraid that my daughter is gonna start very soon asking me so many questions.

  • jud.dax - 2012-11-02 14:43

    If it's not a "public place" then way is the public paying for it??

  • jacquesfrancois.dutoit - 2012-11-02 14:44

    Why? It' because we like getting things for free, and as soon as someone threatens our handouts we will threaten them with violence. If we can't get what we want, we will toi toi and damage other peoples property. However, as soon as someone like the DA wants to hold a legal and peaceful march (while following the proper procedures). We will threaten them with violence, because the things that they believe in, are things that have a negative effect on the handouts our leaders get for free (even if we can't grasp the concept of what it is they are marching for). This is why our economy is in chaos, we have this attitude imprinted in the subconscious of the majority of the people living in this country.

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-11-02 14:45

    I understand there is a paved road build in the bundoes with South Africa'd money.? I believe myself , Zilli and any other South african may be on any public road in SA at any time. On the other hand if a road has been build with the taxpayers money on private or Tribal land Zuma should be prosecuted, and not just be allowed to wash himself off under the shower he carries over his head. zgo Zilli go lets see what Zuma did

  • avanwyk2 - 2012-11-02 14:45

    \.....Zuma's home is not a public place......\ Although public money was used to build it. Ironic!!!

  • adupedi - 2012-11-02 14:45

    they defend him course is zulu boy. how can he spend more money like this one.zuma must stepdown immediatly.

      rowan.clark.10 - 2012-11-02 22:26

      This free reigns given by faucet forehead need to be checked.As there appears to be a lot of good will among st the zfolk benefiting like hounds around the fire and challenging any intruder that comes into their circle.

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-11-02 14:45

    They are just afraid of all the corruption that will be uncovered.

  • andre.fourie.980 - 2012-11-02 14:46

    Typical. Do something that they dont like and their neanderthal like little brains screams violence. We are paying for it, so we have a right to inspect it.

  • Djedgar57 - 2012-11-02 14:47

    Im sorry but can you make yourselves anymore open to absolute criminal injustice. You have stolen MONEY the peoples MONEY, now you build a home and call it a National Key Point, DA if you read these comments at all i would take action on that level alone. Everyone other than the small area of Nkandla has NOT benefited from this key point. Do you honestly think justice will not be done. We have other Governments in this country and you WILL NOT SILENCE THE PEOPLE!! Eventually you will pay for all this injustice.

  • johan.verster.90 - 2012-11-02 14:48

    If the Pres can pay R10m himself for the upgrade it certainly seems that he is either overpaid or he should tell us where he gets all his money from.... One gets the feeling that the ANC sees themselves as untouchable,using violence has become their standard mo....

  • KennySven - 2012-11-02 14:49

    Showerhead knows that if he was paying for this development out of his pocket,a couple of traditional mud huts would have been OK. GO MADAME HELEN ZILLE THE COUNTRY IS BEHIND YOU.STOP THE THEFT.

  • Spearshaker@Inkandla - 2012-11-02 14:49

    IF Nkandla is upgraded with tax payers money then we have a right to know. And for the ANC once again to threaten violence just shows the its very core. THE ANC = AN UNPATRIOTIC POLITICAL PARTY AND IN ESSENCE A BUNSCH OF VOILENT CRIMINALS

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-02 14:49

    Pretty RDP houses those.

  • - 2012-11-02 14:50

    Uh oh! So now the ANC is threatening the tax payers with violence now? What next?

  • michael.freeman.16752 - 2012-11-02 14:50

    So much for democracy.The ANC don't know the meaning of the word that's why they resort to violence.You can't change the spots of a leopord.Put Zuma and all his cronies in the Nkandla compound to rot and the this country will progess forward.

  • tertius.aswegen - 2012-11-02 14:50

    Ahhh jacob doesnt mind if does not get presidency again... he set himself and his wives up with a nice pozzie. Why cant we go there.... we paid for it!!! Understand why they have a clinic, gona try give jz a brain!

  • marius.koen2 - 2012-11-02 14:51

    ...and they do not have a problem that his home upgrades is costing a quarter of a billion rand..

      princemxolici - 2012-11-02 14:57

      Get more teachers to be Permanent, more matriculants get to farther their studies, keep a few Drs from goin abroad, Improve research, etc... And they are ok with that?Shocking hey

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-11-02 14:52

    Typical savage attitude of the cANCer morons!!! unable to argue a point without resorting to violence and intimidation. the cancer and shower-head are being constantly exposed for the thieves they are and they are clearly unhappy about it...

  • wouter.grove.9 - 2012-11-02 14:55

    I humbly believe my tax money is paying for this excess. Therefore I have the right to inspect it? And where does the President manage to save R10m given the fact that he earns a salary and denies having any business interests...

  • thifulufhelwi.masala - 2012-11-02 14:55

    Guys you know in this site there are as many black south african who want change in government as white people. Bt if white people continue to call everything that the current gov do as black you make those black people beleave that white people are bad. Please let's stop those kind of mentality or we wil neva see change in our life time.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-11-02 15:08

      I agree 100% - I want to have a government that is delivering for ALL south Africans, with a leader that everybody can trust and respect. I understand that the masses will keep voting ANC as long as they are kept uninformed and uneducated, so is there such a leader in the ANC? I believe so - Trevor Manual would get my vote as President. Unfortunately the ANC is too racist to elect him...

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-11-02 15:12

      Anymore Bells left????

      Foremind - 2012-11-02 15:21

      He can have my bells

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-02 15:34

      Correct. And believe me, there are many Black S/Africans who indeed have had enough of this shower of crooks and fraudsters.

      rocky.bell.927 - 2012-11-03 13:05

      masala ... agree. My humble opinion is that whites are so worked up that they only see the "dark" side - I strongly disapprove of that and apologise if you and other commentators have been insulted. Agree...let the clear headed move on and really make this country free from the present fiasco.

  • snot.gurgle.3 - 2012-11-02 14:58

    For the first time ever!!!!!! All South Africans are standing TOGETHER!! Everyone who has commented here...Please collect your free case of Bells on Monday the 5th of November at Luthuli House..courtesy of SA!

  • bradchad.jensen - 2012-11-02 14:58

    Zuma will not go for Zille. she must just know it and move on...she is old to get him!