Police stop Zille near Nkandla

2012-11-04 12:26

Durban - Police were preventing DA leader Helen Zille and her entourage from approaching President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla on Sunday morning.

About 700m from where the Democratic Alliance was stopped, police in riot gear were trying to prevent a group of ANC supporters from advancing. Officers formed a human chain across the road, outside Zuma's residence, in the village of KwaNxamalala. Two water cannons and several armoured Nyala vehicles were parked nearby.

The song Awulethu Mshini Wami (Bring me my machine gun) was blaring from a sound system. Some people carried placards reading: "Stop attacking Zuma".

Eight people lay down in the road and refused to move when police asked them to. ANC supporters spilled out of several buses that arrived earlier in the morning.

A police helicopter was in the air and officers were stopping vehicles heading in the direction of Zuma's compound, checking licences and identities.

The Democratic Alliance intended visiting Zuma's private residence, where an upgrade, reportedly costing R200m, was in progress. Zille and DA officials intended inspecting roads around the property and would try to enter the compound.

The African National Congress and its allies have criticised the move. On Saturday the SA Communist Party said the planned inspection was part of a racist right-wing agenda.

On Friday the African National Congress warned the DA could receive a welcoming similar to the stone-throwing that erupted in May when the opposition party tried to march to the Congress of SA Trade Unions' headquarters in Johannesburg.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-04 12:32

    Zille and every RSA citizen has a right to go see how our taxpayers money is being illegally spent.... this is not private property!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 12:45

      Smells like black mafia.

      Ollie - 2012-11-04 13:05

      It confirms the fact that they do indeed have something to hide!

      thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-11-04 13:13

      The ANC are WASTING our money on corrupt ventures and stopping us from inspecting the wastage. The ANC are becoming very undemocratic - they remind me of the Nats who were a bunch of terrible anti-democrats..

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-04 13:13

      I'll give you this Helen Zille: You have "ironies" the size of an Olympic shot put.

      paulvernonza - 2012-11-04 13:21

      NOW OFFICIAL !!! The completion of the new apratheid state is done So whites are now not allowed to go where blacks reside MMMMM sounds like the reemergence of the group areas act. Must Zille now bring out her Dorp Pass. The issue is that if this ANC says it's a private residence then ZUMA must pay for it out of his salary. But hey the state pays for groceries, security, travel etc to the tune of 250 million a year. The shocking fact the Africans are not able to see how this is a total violation of this Government promise of doing better for the poor. When they elevate themselves above all and tell the rest to F_Off. Just shows that 190 thousand years of existence in Africa and still can't do anything positive for the people. Nothing more that tribal mentality, and I still haven't found a Zulu , Xhosa Venda, Pondo etc ever speak well of another African group and you take issue with whites the hypocrisy is glaring. It is easy to spot a white man in a crowd it doesn't take intelligence. But to point out Zuma and the ANC is plundering this country and is somehow NOT OK because a white woman blowing the whistle. Please this is not a race issue this is a NATIONAL INTEREST. Equality before entitlement ! I DO NOT WORK FOR ZUMA HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING FOR ME THE ZA CITIZEN THIS SELF ENRICHMENT IN MAKING ME PUKE. Pity the majority are not able to see it.

      amanda.vandenberg.758 - 2012-11-04 13:28

      What happens if he is not president after the next elections, does he not have to move out of this village, what happens if the next president does not like this huge waste of money home, will he rebuild it as well?

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-11-04 13:38

      Debduplessis, it is private property, which is why I have a problem with 250 million rand of our money being spent there

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-11-04 14:10

      So now we know it's just another African militant government..forget about rule of law..Ok so now we have to look at how we are going to answer this!

      gustav.preller.75 - 2012-11-04 14:16

      I just wonder why Zoomer is so quiet on this issue. This is after all his residence that the DA want's to inspect. What are you hiding????????

      yolanda.haripersad.1 - 2012-11-04 14:19

      Nkandla will be Africa's very own Bastille.

      yolanda.haripersad.1 - 2012-11-04 14:20

      And we all know how that story ended

      joe.bat.52 - 2012-11-04 14:22

      @kagiso.booi...if you are a taxpayer you would want to know whats happened to the money that you have to pay year in and year out..especialy if it concerns you to improve the wellbeing of the citizens of the country. this is a sign of dictactorship..not democracy!! Tell me if you are an honourable man as you have said that you do not agree with what Zuma had and has done already with all the alleged corruption all around, would you as a CEO of a company take all of the money the company has made and go and upgrade your house somewhere using the companies money or would you rather create more jobs and /or grow the company that the people you employed help you grow the business?? which one would you prefer.. its a disgrace, its sickening!! yet only a few people from the ANC delegates gets to choose who the next leader should be and so many of the South African public know that they cannot choose an honest leader to lead this country.. here is a man who is doing everything for himself, his family and close friends when more people are unemployed, infrastructure in its worse stae than ever before. Quality of education at its lowest. SA's rating from world lending bank has dropped..WHAT does this say...Kagiso he DOES not care about you, thats what it says ..he wants you (not me ) to think he is a demigod of sorts when he is supposed to serve YOU and NOT the other way round, you dont have to bow before him to be accepted..dammit!!

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-11-04 15:02

      Can you blame him for getting his house in order? What if he is found guilty of racketeering, corruption, fraud and money laundering and sentenced to five years of house arrest? Have a heart people. Be nice.

      joe.bat.52 - 2012-11-04 15:03

      @ Kagiso...Zille has achieved a million times more than what you have achieved..she has NOW proven that SA is not a democracy but a dictatorship..she has also proven that ZUMA is through and through a corrupt leader.Why? because Zuma was asked in Parliment by oppostition on how the money was spent and he refused to asnwer, no one from the government offices is prepared to give any figures on how it achieved in reaching R250 million and the intended purpose. The only way she could prove something sinister was to go there and see it for herself and for the whole of SA. That says a lot for woman WHO cares for SA and wants to let teh whole of SA know where the money is spent. how did the people win over the apartheid regime?? They marched and marched until apartheid was lost

      lsfreak - 2012-11-04 15:21

      Didn't she go a the road trip with the press... So then again are "We the people" gonna talk the country down. The people with the money aren't gonna send it to this "BLACK" hole :/ So there go the jobs with the stories :D

      boipelo.mmekwa - 2012-11-04 15:36

      "stop attacking Zoomer" I think 1 think about african culture,is that it has robbed an individual the ability to think and question,a chief or elder was that and at no point are or were you allowed to question his actions,hence the sheep we have today and as much as It might appear to my african brothers that I might be forgetting my roots,Question is when certain Jews turned to christianity,can we also classify them as forgetting where they came from? Thou comments from the likes of Denise don't help the situation either,cause had Jesus segregated people I don't believe he would have been able to spread his word across or got his followers.On this point I agree we have a right to know how our money is spent and at no point am I applauding the systems of the past or the current regime cause they both leave a sour taste in my mouth.Together we can achieve more and individually less

      joe.bat.52 - 2012-11-04 15:40

      @kagiso..since when did I mention i am from the WC..why do you make assumption with someone you dont know and deviate from the topic can only mean that you will not accept that the leader is destroying this country and its to your for the police station at the WC ..there competent people to handle it unlike this goverment anything they touch it breaks..

      henryian73 - 2012-11-04 15:57

      Zuma and Malema is one and the same. All they doing was and is stealing millions and millions of tax money suppose to help with service delivery and helping the poor. The ANC of today is not the same party of 20 years ago and on a mission to destroy all Mandela was hoping and living for!!!

      joe.bat.52 - 2012-11-04 16:04 can it be a stupid idea??? there was no alternative ways to extract information from the president and no structure available assist the opposition with information...Stop pacifying me..I uphold the principle of good clean governance, rule of law, honest leader, service to the people of SA which you also do but you dont want to accept that this is serious. Maybe i should ask this question what other routes to take other than what I have said above??

      henryian73 - 2012-11-04 16:05

      @kagiso.booi. What mess in the WC? Census 2011 proofed yet once again the WC the only province actually moving forward and also delivering a better life for ALL. All that the ANC promised to do but stopped long ago when they allowed corrupt leaders to take the helm thanks to Malema who said he willing to kill for them. What a joke. How we need the real good leaders to take power in the ANC again. But are there any left? not sure that the case anymore. What a great pity for one and for all in SA. Stop complaining about Cape Town and the WC that have become the best performing city and province and start following suit. Maybe then we can get the respect of the rest of the world again unlike what is happening now.

      debduplessis - 2012-11-04 18:01

      @ryan.a.smith.3958 the land is still state owned this is why Zuma was striking a life rental deal!

      ray.priestley.79 - 2012-11-04 18:41

      paulvernonza-I don't think it was intentional,but I had a good laugh-the apratheid state!!! Apartheid is not dead,just under new management[not my words,but I saw them here somewhere so not plagiarism].

      sheda.habib - 2012-11-04 18:51

      @kagiso.booi.......go fetch my machine gun booi

      Ollie - 2012-11-04 20:07

      @ssmonareng As the democratically elected leader of RSA he is accountable to the people of RSA, this one of the fundamentals of a democracy something the ANC seems hell bent on eroding.

      andrew.cooks.5 - 2012-11-04 21:02

      As much as I disagree with the ways that the ANC is governing this country, and admire the DA stance to a more democratic non-racial South Africa, I fear that it would never be enough to fight the ways of this African culture. Zuma said earlier last week that the justice system is the one of the white man, and Africans have their own way of doing things?! What leader in our democratic world would ever come up with such a statement? and to what extend would he be able to follow up his statement by implementing law that our justice system move towards a “more African way of doing things”. The answer is very simple actually. He “Zuma” and the ANC can do whatever they like because they are not bound to our western ways of thinking, THIS IS AFRICA!! Throughout this large continent with all its wealth in resources, farmland, workforce etc. our white way of doing things will never be imposed on Africans because of this continent’s people way of thinking, unless like our forefathers we came up with a more radical solution. Unlike Europe, Africa is a place of corruption, revolution and chaos, mixed with a lack of respect for human life, which in our western book does not gel with what we have been taught for generation. What is the solution? I wish I knew… but aunty Zille and her DA crew should be more creative in winning trust of Africans by doing things more African and less European….

      princepkay - 2012-11-05 00:33

      how come a month ago u were all laughing when the same people,,, police,,, that blocked zille were chasing malema from marikana .told you so the same strategies he uses against malema he shall use against zille

      charlesaduplessis - 2012-11-05 08:40

      A total joke and an embarrasment to South Africans. No wonder there is no decent opposition to the ANC. Who will vote for a clown such as Zille? Fight this gross miss use of the tax payers money in court, and don't lower your standards to those that continiously "march and dance" to get a point across. You have just shown the public that you are no better than the "waltzing" thugs and gave the ANC a ditraction topic from the upcoming events, this will now go down to the un educated as a "Apartheid approach" and "you see that is what will happen if you vote for the DA". Wake up man, you should be way more educated that this.. oh please may someone start a political party worthy of my vote.........

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-11-05 08:47

      When Malema was blocked from going into the stadium in Marikana, many of you celebrated and compromised protecting the South Africans' rights. I warned you that this is a sign of things to come from our government if we do not protect our bill of right. About 2 months later, waala!!!!

      konstabel.koekemoer - 2012-11-05 09:59

      @ Thabang, you make a good point. But the DA achieved what they wanted, Zille knew they would never get close to the compound but it was all to highlight that Zuma and his beneficiaries in Nkandla have something to hide.

      makgale.makgalemele - 2012-11-05 10:17

      You must be afraid, very afraid. If you use the same methodology of analysing Serial Killer/Rapist you will notice some symptoms of Dictatorship in all these. Most dictators are not born dictators and are not aware that they are. They are made by people around them. Police, soldiers or followers. These groupings will do nasty things in the name of defending a leader. They can even kill for that leader.Sometimes even attack other groups. Observe their leader. If the leader does not condenm that behaviour then we the citizens must be really afraid because it is a sign of disaster in making. Everybody has a right to visit state properties. SA President is a president for all of us including opposition parties. Please refer to US political behaviour. You do not need 'heavy police presence' in Nkandla because a Helen Zille or a certain Malema will be visiting. Marikana is a point of departure to a disastrous future. Du plessis, I am afraid!

  • fiona.s.ferris - 2012-11-04 12:34

    I think this inspection is in order if the tax payers have to pay so much towards it. Why not just welcome it...

      hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-11-04 12:44

      tooooo much to hide.....

      art5SA - 2012-11-04 13:01

      Imagine how the ANC and their ALLIANCE members will go BALLISTIC should Helen Zille "UPGRADE" her home, using TAX PAYERS MONEY?????

      mikel.kiparski - 2012-11-04 13:48


      marcusvandermerwe - 2012-11-04 14:46

      Stop reading the news. It's too depressing

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-04 18:30


      Msika - 2012-11-05 07:49

      That's Thuli Madonsela's job not Zillle's.

      charlesaduplessis - 2012-11-05 09:09

      It is not about the inspection, I aggree it is in order to have an inspection, but by the proper authorities. To waltz up there as the opposition party leader to do an inspection on something you have no idea off is a joke.. it is like asking a petrol attendant to inspect the release of a brand new spaceship... It also infringes on the democratic rights of those living there, I would also call the police to stop a march to my "Private" homestead, but hey if the proper authority comes there with the appropiate documentation then it is a different ball game.. stop being childish.

  • MallyGold - 2012-11-04 12:36

    Our government is a disgrace. The DA comes in peace yet you prepare for war. What are you hiding so fiercely? If the ANC is transparent they would let the DA see what the taxpayer’s money has bought. After all the DA is our conduit as the official opposition and consequently they have every right to see where the public’s money is being spent.

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-11-04 12:47

      Tell me 1 country in the world that would allow that

      brian.exmachina - 2012-11-04 12:56

      @kenny.bianco Not sure what you're trying to say. Are you saying that if Barack Obama was accused of building a $250m homestead for himself with taxpayers money and Mitt Romney, a few representatives and press people went there to inspect it, the Democrats would threaten war? You've lived in this country for too long dude, corruption and violence is beginning to seem normal to you.

      anthony.richardson.961 - 2012-11-04 13:03

      Kenny, show me one country in the world that would condone this kind of extravagant expenditure using tax payer funds to finance the opulent lifestyle of a head of state, Africa excluded that is

      MallyGold - 2012-11-04 13:06

      Kenny; excluding the continent of Africa, this is the only country in the world that would stop an inspection of the vicinity in which taxpayer's money was being spent on one man and his harem.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-11-04 13:32

      They Are Frightened of this WOMD Woman of major domination...

      Passionate.Parrot - 2012-11-04 13:33

      You are so right, in an democratic country this would be acceptable. Can you imagine if this happened in the USA or UK, the president would be called to it would never even have goten this far. Zuma is a disgrace to this country. All that has been achieved by Mr Nelson Mandela is being undone by this idoit. The sad thing is that the local people cannot see the truth for what it is.

  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-11-04 12:37

    this DA march can only happen in this country and no where else in the world can such happen

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-04 12:54

      What march??!!!

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-04 12:55

      In other countries, the opposition would be invited at request to see where the money was being spent. But there is no such transparency in South Africa.

      bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-11-04 13:03

      i said no where else in the whole wide world and this is no lie

      art5SA - 2012-11-04 13:04

      Bongani nsele.... NOT the BRIGHTEST CRAYON IN THE BOX NOW ...ARE YOU? We understand that YOU don/t pay taxes... but the people that DO pay taxes have EVERY RIGHT TO SEE HOW THEIR HARD EARNED TAXES GET USED! WHich part is to difficult for you to understand?

      leon.devilliers.9 - 2012-11-04 13:06

      Bobbejaan....branch manager

      percyferrao - 2012-11-04 13:07

      @bongani People like you amaze me. You make statement with no factual basis and you are not ashamed of your ignorance. Try to pick up a newspaper once in a while and read it. Then come back an make factual remarks!. Hint Hint: Try europe where marches happen often to protest against Govt abusing its power these often include the opposition. If you would like similar examples try reading up on recent marches in the Ukraine relating to the corrupt govt there or even the UK a few years ago where many MP's lost their jobs and some prosecuted for unauthorized spending. This even led to Tony Blair having to refund tax payers for a toilet seat which was incorrectly billed to govt and not his private account! This is called accountability! Wake up!

      loki.scribus - 2012-11-04 13:15

      @bongani.nsele.58: All of them, with the exception of a few dictatorial / communist states.

      alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-11-04 13:17

      No where else in the world would people defend such a blatantly overt bunch of criminals like the ANC. They're stealing YOUR money and you're defending them while they do it. If you're that painfully idiotic I'd say that you're getting what you deserve with the ANC, unfortunately the rest of us with IQ's higher than that of a potted plant aren't going to simply smile and let it happen when we're taking it up the naught. Get a clue, numbnuts.

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-04 13:19

      You obviously do not ever wonder far from your hut as clearly you have no clue to what happens in normal freedom loving countries.

      albertus.viljoen.58 - 2012-11-04 14:08

      Lets quickly post a pointless comment with a bit of borrowed logic... Ofcourse a DA 'march' will never take place anywhere else in the world because they are a South African political party and govern no influence in other countries!!...... Pointless opinion to an utter pointless comment

      colin.dovey - 2012-11-04 14:24

      @Bongi Bongi - better than those MILLIONS having no jobs in SPITE of AA an BEEEEE. I make my own jobs.

      jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-04 14:41

      @Kenny and bongani. In the UK MP's were caught fiddling their expenses. The amounts involved were an infintisimal fraction of the amounts that the ANC help themselves to on a daily basis. Some lost their careers like Denis McShane did last weel , some went to jail and others had to pay fines AS WELL AS HAND BACK THE MONEY. And the press were all over their private homes and lives like a rash. Press outside the gates , press in the street , press in their bank accounts. And you know what ?. They had to grin and bear it. Because THAT is the way a democracy works. I have always had this little armchair philosophy that the Americans are the champion ignoramuses when it comes to knowing how the rest of the world works but by golly it's people like you who make me think that we are the true champions when it comes to self imposed ignorance

      typersa.baddy - 2012-11-04 17:18

      Sorry guys, please excuse bongani.nsele.58, he recently escaped out of his cage in my backyard. So sorry for the inconvenience... Now bongani.nsele.58 be a good lil boy and get back in your cage!!!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-11-04 19:41

      Did you have a permit to keep him????

  • yolanda.haripersad.1 - 2012-11-04 12:38

    SA, Africa's new dictatorship!!!

      tshiamo.mojalefa - 2012-11-04 14:30

      Malema has been telling all of you!.. now u see.. it was him in Marikana.. and a lot of you supported the police!

  • raymond.buis.3 - 2012-11-04 12:38

    Always the same thing in this country.

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-04 13:20

      Jip, a p0epol stays a p0epol.

  • osmaseko - 2012-11-04 12:39

    Heh heh heh Malena told you Zuna is a Dick-tator and you didn't believe him

      Alice - 2012-11-04 12:41

      He is absolutely a Spear-tator!

      Tony-Lapson - 2012-11-04 12:58

      And Malema was taught by him and picked up a few tricks of his own.

      steve.dupreez - 2012-11-04 13:12

      hehehe very sharp comment osmaseko.

      sven.gohre - 2012-11-04 13:39

      @osmaseko, he did say Zuma was a dictator, but only after being the person responsible for getting him voted in as the president of the CancER organisation and therefore our State President. Just shows how stupid Malema is, first want to kill for Zuma and then later want to kill Zuma, lol.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 13:45

      Give Malenema half a chance and he would be 1000 times worse than Zipper.

  • michael.smit.73997 - 2012-11-04 12:39

    Nice democracy that we have. We should all stop paying taxes.

      MallyGold - 2012-11-04 12:43

      I think the ANC has replaced democracy with savagery; but let's not upset these dictators, they might shoot us too!

      michael.smit.73997 - 2012-11-04 12:51

      the person who gave me a thumbs down, i hope you suffer a terrible life because under ANC its highly probable that you will suffer immensely. The ANC does not care about you

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-11-04 12:52

      This is the Exact Interpretation :: === Collect Accountability vs Spend Accountability === ---- Money has no Political Affiliation --- When the Spend Procedure includes : .... Police stop the Investigator/Spender from Spend Accountability Then the Collect Procedure should be equitable : .... Police stop the Taxman from Collect Accountability ... taxpayers do not apportion political affiliation when they pay tax....

      MallyGold - 2012-11-04 17:43

      @Jackie: When taxpayer’s money has been stolen to waste on our thieving president's personal property, it ceases to remain his private property. It is now public property whether you like it or not.

  • xanavin.vonbuchenroder - 2012-11-04 12:40

    So much for freedom of expression. Apartheid in reverse roles........

      art5SA - 2012-11-04 13:07

      What about the law that states: THERE ARE NO NO-GO areas in South Africa ...." WHat makes this any different?

      MallyGold - 2012-11-04 13:12

      Yes Xanavin: The ANC under white rule realised that the system was unjust and fought tooth and nail to have the racism eradicated; yet under the ANC black rule they have chosen to become “justice-blind”, exactly what they despised some 18 years ago.

  • musawenkosi.zwane.54 - 2012-11-04 12:40

    Good one. What is she doing there? Nxa this woman likes to have our attention. I would advise her to visit Botha's house.

      eidel.bock - 2012-11-04 12:48

      Pnly Peanut brains cn think of something like this.

      MallyGold - 2012-11-04 12:48

      Musa; “this woman” as you call her is viewing the very den of iniquity where our taxpayers money is being wasted. Maybe you don’t pay taxes so this doesn’t bother you, but it bothers me and I demand to see how my money is being spent.

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-11-04 12:52

      SHe is going there because tax money meant to build houses for the poor is being spent on lavish crap and a military style compound. Really guys wake up, he is wasting valuable resources on nonsense enstead of the people who need those funds most. He is selfish and self indulgent, something SOuth Africa cannot afford!!!!!!!!!!!!

      juannepierre - 2012-11-04 13:12

      Who is Botha?

      wehan.victor - 2012-11-04 13:19

      Why would we want to go to holland Musawankerosi?

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-04 13:21

      Did you have a latenight drinking spree...must be as when you wrote this you clearly still could not think straight. Cut back on the magou for our our sakes.

      MallyGold - 2012-11-04 13:22

      @Musa: Why should we go to Holland ... we weren’t borne there? Every person in the world has a right to belong in the country of their birth. It's called a birthright. You display extreme ignorance when you question our right to be here.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-11-04 13:36

      If I was the main peanut brain I would have Invited her in for Tea and lunch shown her around and then wished her a safe trip home. But then I am more intellegent see.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 13:49

      Hey moronmusawenkosi - I'll make you a deal, you tell all the black people in all the European countries to boggeroff back to Africa, then us whities will all leave and go to Europe. Fair is fair numbnuts.

      wwrer.ww - 2012-11-04 14:03

      musawenkosi you're worse racists than the apartheid whites - who kept giving your grandfather a job in apartheid South Africa. Now you want to chase the whites out and therefore it shows you are actually worse racists. Worse 10x. I went to a few restaurants and places in Melville, JHB, where the supposedly the cultural, the tv celebrities are supposed to hang out, it's has a university, the SABC region etc. last night. The entire place is racist black now towards whites. So beautiful. Keep it up. Keep it up forever.

      neil.bingham.9 - 2012-11-04 14:03

      Just another one of the masses that cannot see or understand that SA is not a democracy but a banana republic ruled by a despot.

      michael.smit.73997 - 2012-11-04 14:04

      @musa i agree with some the intentions coming from asia BUT, Nokia is finnish, laptops oftern use CPU's from either AMD or Intel (both USA) and they use graphics cards from either (ATI or Nvidia) which are both USA companies. but when all the "colonizers" leave then the whole country turns into a dump, look at zimbabwe, congo, liberia etc

      chris.re2 - 2012-11-04 14:28

      Musa, u not the brightest cranyon in the box are you. But it is not your fault. This government's shocking state of education kept you dumbed down and ignorant. Perhaps if school didnt teach you anything, I would have hoped the church or cultural values instilled in you would give you a general sense of wrong and right. I feel sympathy not anger towards you. This is an ugly situation, having to "invade" peoples privacy. Lets avoid it with transparency and common courtesy (from both sides). Its not too late to change your mind. Think, reason, question. Don't be stubborn. Many Americans (mainly white) managed to do it for the last election that saw Obama into power.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 14:31

      Hey musawenkosi here's your teknologee.

      geronimo.feather - 2012-11-04 14:36

      yoh News24 REALLY doesn't like it when I mention the Congo! I will reiterate - Zwane, your ancestors are from THE CONGO! But so what? That is ancient history, move on, we are all South Africans, drop the racism. [difficult to see why News24 would delete this comment in the 1st place...]

      Billy - 2012-11-04 14:43

      "Laptops, cellphones and other means of technology come from Asia and you(europeans) will steal their ideas and make them yours." you know, i was busy writing something to piss you off, because of the nasty things you wrote. but i dont think you would get it. go and find out who invented the telephone or where the microchip comes from or who charles babbage was, or what benjamin franklin or michael faraday did. i dont blame you, i blame the party that you vote for, that keeps lying to you, that keeps you saying stupid stuff like this.

      aspruyt - 2012-11-04 15:20

      musawenkosi.zwane.54: I will gladly go back to Europe and watch you rot in squalor and starving of hunger in your hut surrounded by your failed socialist, communist and un-educated buddies. The problem is the rest of the world sees me as a South African and would not just allow me to walk in due to the damage your socialist and corrupt buddies have done so SA's reputation.

      jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-04 15:22

      @musawenkosi I am getting tired of educating people who have already used up my taxes to supposedly get educated - but hell someone has to do it. Now I am not anti-Asian at all. I speak three oriental languages and have boundless admiration for the way East Asians have picked themselves up. But here is the news. The world was invented , financed ,designed and constructed by WHITE MALES. Nothing has been invented by anyone else -- including the Japanese. But , unlike the likes of you , at least the Japanese are gracious enough to admit it. They even have a monument to the one man who more than anyone else brought the modern world to Japan. His name is Sir Thomas Glover and the Japanese go to pay homage to the man in front of his statue in the park named after him. What Oriental countries do is take a WHITE MANS idea and then mass produce it very efficiently. It was Bill Gates who invented MS not Harimoto Gatesan and it was Steve Jobs not Sendai Jobisan who invented the Apple concept etc etc. Everything you see around you comes from the white man. Chew on that - and if it gives you heartburn then I have the remedy for you. Do like the Japanese - who now scratch at the surface of asteroids billions of miles away while you scratch away at your cognitive dissonance - and honour respect and cherish the WHITE man. Who actually by bringing mielies and potatoes to this continent allowed you to live in this part of the world.

      joe.bat.52 - 2012-11-04 15:29

      @musa with a pigs brain and likes all things american..what would you think would happen if Obama did the same thing in America? All hell will break loose and he will be fired from the presidency..seeing you like all things American..go study their policy and come back when you have become more knowledgeable and let us know what would've happened...

      ro.jhb.1 - 2012-11-04 15:59


      willie.lombard1 - 2012-11-04 17:39

      Dom wors!

  • boeretroos.redakteur - 2012-11-04 12:41

    Get rid of the anc and sacp.

  • robert.c.porter.1 - 2012-11-04 12:42

    Since the public is paying it should be a public place..

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-11-04 12:43

    Hope Mr Zuma uses energy saving globes

      MallyGold - 2012-11-04 12:50

      Yes; we wouldn't want any waste of taxpayer’s money, now would we?

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-11-04 12:54

      Nope, you paying for his electric bill while others sit in darkness and shacks burn down due to funds shortages to provide suitable power to areas in need. He doesn't care!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      art5SA - 2012-11-04 13:08

      Hopefully someone will shove an ENERGY SAVING lamp up his POSTERIOR!

      aidan.classe - 2012-11-04 13:31

      Haha, from the picture it looks like a rural Las Vegas.

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-11-04 12:44

    And that i suppose clearly iilustrates the ANC understanding of Democracy and free movement around the country. Surely the roads leading to, and around this "compound" (as the yanks would call it) are public roads and any one should have the right to move/travel along them freely? I can not think for one moment that a responsible organisation like the DA would even for one moment contemplate "penetrating" the president's "private domain". Sure as hell a lot of time and effort and state resources employed to "hide" all the wrongdoings that has gone on there with PUBLIC money. Nothing but a disgrace. this stupid knee jerk reaction by the state and the ANC has just played right into to hand of the DA, strengthens their claim that the squandering of public money is beeing "concealed". More stupidity of the ANc contributing to the eventual sinking of their ship, without any help from anyone.

  • piet.lombard.5 - 2012-11-04 12:45

    Have plenty kids to hide first.......

  • Suzanne Viljoen - 2012-11-04 12:46

    Cmon Mr Zuma Break out the ice and give Mrs Zille a nice welcome . Warm the KFC and don,t be shy

  • ana.curcic - 2012-11-04 12:46

    Idi Amin and Mugabe have nothing compared to this tyranic idiot. Someone must do away with him for the greater good of all South AFRICANS.

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-11-04 19:10


  • eidel.bock - 2012-11-04 12:46

    It is you human rights to move freely in the country. I can see stopping them to advance inside. But outside is public domain. What do they want to hide? More than what was made public. Ge a court interdict to advance.

      raymond.dick.12 - 2012-11-04 14:28

      You all seem to miss the fact that it is the people, not the police or government, who stopped them. The police really had no choice otherwise we would be reading about more violence and deaths. Nkandla is a disgrace, but this was bad decision making on the part of the DA. We do not seem to realize the amount of support that this free loader has in his area. Beat him in parliment where it counts.

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-04 12:47

    Now its as clear as day we are run by a Communist Govt!!!

      raymond.dick.12 - 2012-11-04 14:23

      That's quite a leap. Incompetent, devisive, stealing etc~ but communist?

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-04 14:44

      The Communist Party has always been the real intellectual home of the ANC, and even \r\ngovernment ministers call each other ‘comrade’ in public!! Perhaps I am being harsh with the word communist but we are certainly on the way there!!!

      colin.dovey - 2012-11-04 15:23

      @Raymond -of course it is COMMUNIST! Zuma started out his political career as a card carrying, fully fledged member of the Communist Party!

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-11-04 12:47

    4 November 2012 will be a date to remember - it is the day democracy officialy died in South Africa. RIP

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-04 13:12

      Powerful words Sharon and I agree with you this is a disgrace and will go down in history!!!!! My daughter of 16 is shocked to say the least!!!

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 12:47

    What else could one expect from a bunch of thugs.

  • marcogburger - 2012-11-04 12:48

    Helen, you have more courage than the whole of the ANC. I bow my head in respect for you. Zuma and his followers are a disgrace.

  • stangola.mametja - 2012-11-04 12:48

    Zille is definately gonna make DA loose support by de way is she a woman version of Malema or what?? Her arrogance buffles even the Statue of Paul Kruger in Pretoria

      wehan.victor - 2012-11-04 12:51

      What does "buffles" mean?

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-11-04 12:56

      It is the the right of any main party to investigate and question state fund expenses. This is wasted money better allocated to housing in needy areas. He doesn't need another pool or garage, but millions need houses.

      brian.exmachina - 2012-11-04 13:00

      Oh, you're so right. Now I understand that Zuma should have the right to spend our tax money on his own vanity as he pleases while people die of hunger and don't have toilets to sh#4t in. I should have seen it all along, he can steal whatever he wants and the majority loves him for it. Go criminals! YAY! Your stupidity "buffles" me.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 14:22

      "Buffles" ("Buffled") n. Informal To be buffled. He was Buffled. They buffled the masses. A buffling situation. From the French word "Buffet" (A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard) and the word Buff meaning To polish or shine with a piece of soft material, with the word "Led" as in "mislead". Example: When the ANC piggies are at an all out trough buffet and are confused as to why the DA wants to check who paid for the trough and it's contents. The DA are then "Buffled" by resistance, as much as the ANC are "Buffled" by the DA inquiry. The blacks are buffled, the whites are buffled, we're all buffled by all this buffling going on.

      colin.nelson.568 - 2012-11-04 14:47

      learn how to spell before you mouth off ignoramus

      joe.bat.52 - 2012-11-04 15:51

      hahaha @ stangola..another pigs brain outfit with a dementia handicap cannot explain himself and is so caught up with Paul Kruger or malema..I dont know whats that got to with the story!

  • graeme.murray.9 - 2012-11-04 12:49

    South africa will end up like the rest of africa with nothing left.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-11-04 12:50

    Private residence,inspection by others, opposition nogal\r\nI smell Dec 16 before 94, during Dingaans era

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-11-04 12:57

      It is not private if the taxpayer is paying for it, then it is public concern as that is wasted money that could go on housing or education.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-11-04 12:51

    I wonder if I can get the contract for building Nkandla. I will make sure it falls down in five years, just like the wonderful government RDP houses. Just like the rest of the government Nkandla should be built on sand. It will sink into the sand and be obliterated for ever.

  • Shaunzn - 2012-11-04 12:51

    Personally I'm not a fan of the ANC nor am I a fan of the DA, the way in which they are desperate for attention is just tacky and ratched. What I love however is that, Zuma is not the one stopping her, it is as many of you said a public place so the public is stopping her. The tactics she scoops to are low and redundant, wshe knew this would cause havoc as displayed by the same event before previous elections when Cope did the same thing. Its sad how people are just jumping on the bandwagon that this woman is creating. I respect the DA's idea's but their actions are tacky. The was no need to hype it up so much on twitter and the news... Just attention seeking, and I guess it worked for you. Good thing Police are monitoring this.\r\nSAD day indeed.

      MallyGold - 2012-11-04 13:01

      Shaun, are you a theft supporter?

      brian.exmachina - 2012-11-04 13:04

      That's my money he's stealing. I want her to go there.

      Shaunzn - 2012-11-04 13:11

      Just because I think her going there is redundant does not in anyway mean I am a \theft\ supporter. I am in no way worried about her or concerned about the money, I'm more concerned of the casualties that maybe be caused today just because someone just felt like going to Nkandla today. The people who are going to get hurt. That's redundant and she knows it, but no, she wants people to like you to jump on her high horse and encourage her to go and cause trouble. Just look 2 months ago someone was shot right infront of police when the NFP and the IFP had the same debackle after a court date, as I mensioned earlier, before previous elections same thing occured but with COPE people got hurt. We'v seen the pictures, it has been in the news and Carte Blance and 3rd Degree will be reporting about it, mark my words. But Zille just had to. I still stand on the fact that it is disgusting what's she's doing. So I don't see where theft comes in, think before you reply to my posts because I don't like repeating myself to ilogic and unwarrented replies. Fallacies are things I don't entertain.

      wehan.victor - 2012-11-04 13:22

      Shaunzn manages to type quite a lot without really saying anything.

      charl.malan.12 - 2012-11-04 13:39

      Is it really disgusting for helen zille to go there?? Disgusting really?? its disgusting what Showerhead is doing to this amazing country of us and quite frankly you are a theft supporter! family of Beke Cele by any chance??? because then id understand your ignorance!

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-11-04 19:25

      Shaun, do you know what the meaning of the word redundant is? If you do find out, I think you will feel a bit of a fool. Your argument is senseless. yawn......

  • clayton.dennis.71 - 2012-11-04 12:52

    Helen Z must just keep going back... week in week out... how long can they keep busing the fools in to keep her out. And the police resources; helicopters, Nyalas and riot control... keep up the good work Helen!

  • bee.deekay - 2012-11-04 12:52

    someone get the hell there, film this and post it on youtube! Go go now!

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-04 12:52

    Mighty God please send an earthquake to destroy that palace n its bunkers

      wehan.victor - 2012-11-04 12:58


      diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-04 13:19

      Only after Zille leaves.

  • tuckytatham - 2012-11-04 12:53

    The opposition is starting to mobilise which can only be a good thing. It is time for the people in power to be questioned seriously over policy and unaccountable funds! Helen Zille if fighting for what this country, according to our constitution, is world renowned for - our democracy!

  • mandla.hlatywayo - 2012-11-04 12:53

    ANC is playing with poor people to fight their agendas,most are unemployed n their fighting for someone to be more rich.Dark clouds in SA peoples.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-04 13:13

      @mandla.hlatwayo:)I have no regard for those poor who allow themselves to be used as pawns in a dirty political insanity. To allow yourself to bussed to defend the indefensibly waste of tax money on one individual who campaigned on the ticket of pro-poor is not only insane but borders on the worst stupidity ever seen. Let them eat cake!!!

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-11-04 19:27

      siphom, agreed 1 trillion percent! And let them eat cake!

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-11-04 12:53

    My best Christmas present would be that the ANC has disbanded and that Zuma's dicknity has shrivelled to a 1/2 cent piece and that Malema has been sent to the moon so he can work for the Moonsapaliteit.

  • chris.jikijela.1 - 2012-11-04 12:55 the signs: ONLY CROOKS ALLOWED!

  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-11-04 12:55

    If only these idiots could see where their beloved government is taking this great country they wouldn't be so obsessed with fighting the white man!

  • somikazi.pita - 2012-11-04 12:56

    I don't know why some people would risk their lives for ish they can't change! I mean we've seen the photographs and breakdown of they really have to go there?

  • dan.gleebits.33 - 2012-11-04 12:57

    Yes JZ - the African Way (as you said just a day or so ago). You believe in democracy but only as long as you are guaranteed to be in complete control. As soon as your corruption and failure reach a point where democratic forces become a threat to that absolute power, violence is the response. Zumugabe - hard to tell the difference anymore. Except that there are enough people in SA waking up to the truth that you will be gone sooner than you think.

  • timothy.mbele.3 - 2012-11-04 12:58

    Since Zille stays in Cape Town does it mean Zuma will no longer go to Cape Town? Zuma has a lot to hide. First his charges were dropped because of the tapes that are hidden. Now he is hiding the whole village of Nkandla. I wonder if the docket for corruption charges is still there.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-04 12:59

    Now we just have to send Carte Blanche in to uncover the illegal truth that the ANC is trying to cover up!

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-04 19:52

      They'd only be stopped by an unruly mob paid to cause a ruckus and protest something they know nothing about. I'd like to know just how much more money was spent on keeping Helen Zille out of his enclave. Unbelievable what this person gets away with - totally unreal....

  • kamohelo.olifant - 2012-11-04 13:00

    Don't worry my future Mrs President the message is loud nd clear and we hear u

      melusi.myaluza - 2012-11-04 13:06

      Ass licker!!!!

      jerry.medina.756 - 2012-11-04 13:16

      Wet dreams Kamohelo. Endorsing Zille will be condoning white supremacy and condoning bigotry. Judging by the DA supporters comments in news24.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-11-04 14:38

      Hey melusi.myaluza I'll bet you know what that tastes like, probably do it to yourself all the time. Maybe you should join a circus?

  • kamohelo.olifant - 2012-11-04 13:00

    Don't worry my future Mrs President the message is loud nd clear and we hear u

  • micellv - 2012-11-04 13:02

    R200m could have been spent on the neonatal wards of our government hospitals. RDP houses. Anything else other than what its being used for!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-11-04 18:57

      Or better security for hospitals

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-11-04 13:02

    Teheeeheheheehehe these okes are no better than the apartheid regime they so much despise. Cut from the same cloth I'd say, just dyed a different colour.

  • mandla.hlatywayo - 2012-11-04 13:02

    Where is He,he is building a heaven here n he wil take it to answer some questions in last judgement with God in heaven.

  • dorovan - 2012-11-04 13:04

    This is turning into a police state!!! Disgusting...

  • madise.paul - 2012-11-04 13:04

    Madam stop holding this country ransom...Zille should be ashamed of herself sies!

      brian.exmachina - 2012-11-04 13:07

      Yeah, corruption, children out of wedlock, rape allegations, the worst education system in Africa, those aren't things to be ashamed of. The opposition leader trying to point out how my hard earned tax money is being stolen, she's the one that should be ashamed. African logic at its best.

      charl.malan.12 - 2012-11-04 13:09

      Showerhead should be ashamed of himself for stealing this country dry!

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-04 13:16

      You should be ashamed of your own idiocy.

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-04 13:31


      Zahir - 2012-11-04 14:05

      What is worse is your support of corruption and abuse of tax money u should be ashamed of your lack of iq to think clearly

      Billy - 2012-11-04 14:51

      so stealintg is ok, but the person questioning the stealing is wrong? LOOK PAST PARTY LOYALTY, ONLY DOGS ARE LOYAL!! PEOPLE EARN RESPECT!!

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-04 19:55

      Another brainless idiot who refuses to see what is going on under our noses. Or are you one of the lucky ones on the gravy train???

  • kevin.govender.39750 - 2012-11-04 13:05

    How is it that our president can get a R250 million upgrade to his PRIVATE home in Nkandla and when teachers ask for a livable wage or an increase in our housing allowance, there isn't any funds... Go figure, All Nincompoops Corrupt.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-11-04 18:59

      Well the teachers marched to support Zuma in Maritzburg

  • Stephen Radebe - 2012-11-04 13:05

    Corrupt government is hide the public place.

  • - 2012-11-04 13:06

    I saw Zille performing a dance that closely resemble 'Gangnam Style'

  • denise.wilshire - 2012-11-04 13:06

    Obviously they have lots to hide in Nkandla. That is why it is such a well guarded place. Perhaps this upgrade is just the tip of the iceberg. Taxpayers need to know where THEIR money is being spent.