Nkandla officials to discuss settlement - report

2014-11-02 13:02


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


Approval for Zuma was lowest after Nkandla report

2014-10-31 12:09

According to recently conducted research, Zuma's approval ratings have fluctuated over the past five years - reaching its lowest point during the release of the Public Protector's report on Nkandla this year. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - The department of public works will hold discussions about a settlement proposal with 12 of its officials who have been charged in connection with upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, City Press reported on Sunday.

The officials were reportedly demanding that their individual hearings be merged and turned into a commission of inquiry.

The department was expected to meet the Public Servants Association (PSA), the union representing the officials, on Tuesday.

According to the paper the PSA was demanding that former public works minister Geoff Doidge, his deputy Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, retired SA National Defence Force surgeon general Vijay Ramlakan and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela be called as witnesses at the commission of inquiry.

The PSA wanted the security clauses signed by the officials before they embarked on the Nkandla project nullified to allow them to testify in their own defence, and a classified Cabinet memo, in which the go-ahead for the project was given, to be declassified.

It wanted access to classified documents about the project, including an intelligence report.

The 12 face charges related to the R246m so-called security upgrades to Zuma's private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content this holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.