Nkandla report takes over social media

2013-11-29 10:58

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Cape Town - Details of Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandla report were all over social media on Friday following the Mail & Guardian’s publication of her provisional report into President Jacob Zuma’s homestead.

Both #Zuma and #Nkandla_Movies were top trending topics in South Africa on Friday morning.

The report damns Zuma with Madonsela recommending that the president appear before Parliament for violating the ethics code on two counts.

These were for failing to protect state resources, and misleading Parliament for suggesting he and his family had paid for all non-security-related features.

Many on Twitter lauded the M&G for publishing the Nkandla details but the public protector’s office was quoted by Jacaranda News as saying that the publication was unethical and unlawful.

The newspaper’s editor, Chris Roper, said as soon as the newspaper had a response to the protector’s statement, it would publish it.

Many News24 users responded to the report by saying that Zuma should be axed.

“Step down Zuma, you are a disgrace to the ANC,” wrote Facebook user Kamogelo Ditinti on News24’s page.

“How do you build a mansion like that knowing that the people who vote for you live in extreme poverty! Is this what Nelson Mandela wanted for the people of South Africa? [Zuma] is a disgrace for our country!” said News24 user Jack Damon.

The only group that hasn’t yet responded to the report is government...

- What's your take on the report? Send us your opinions or email us on Feedback@News24.com.

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