R203m for Zuma home upgrade

2012-09-30 14:42

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance (DA) wants the public protector to probe allegations that R203m of taxpayers' money would be used in the revamping of President Jacob Zuma's iNkandla homestead, the party said on Sunday.

"Reports that the department of public works will be spending millions on Zuma’s private homestead is a serious abuse of taxpayers’ money by a department which is failing in almost every other key responsibility," DA Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said in a statement.

"This expenditure by public works represents a serious confusion by the president and the minister of public works as to what the pressing priorities for South Africa are," she added.

The DA's outrage came after a report in the City Press stated that Zuma would only be footing five percent of the bill, which amounted to around R10.6m.

Previous reports suggested that Zuma would pay for most of the revamping.

"[We] will not allow for this to go unanswered," said Mazibuko.

She said she wanted the public protector to investigate whether the money for the project had not been transferred from other projects that needed the funds.

The party also criticised the fact that the residence would be a private home and would not remain the state's property.

The City Press reported that the budget for the revamp was approved by the public works department in March last year.

According to the paper, Durban's public works regional manager Kenneth Khanyile wrote a memorandum last year to the then minister of public works, Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde saying their head office had assisted in apportioning costs between the department and Zuma.

Khanyile had reportedly informed Mahlangu-Nkabinde that they had already spent funds on certain building aspects which were initially meant to be catered for by Zuma.

"[Zuma] may want to implement these issues himself without the interference of the department or else he may want to opt to reimburse the department the same," Khanyile's memorandum was quoted as saying.

The presidency referred the City Press to the department of public works for answers, but the department refused to give comment.

The "handling of information for this residence is protected in terms of the 1982 Protection of Information Act", the department's acting director-general Mandisa Fatyela-Lindie was quoted as saying.

The revamped house would contain 10 air conditioned rooms, underground living quarters, a clinic for Zuma and his family, 10 houses for security personnel, a helipad, houses for air force and police units, underground parking, playgrounds and visitors centres, said the City Press.

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-30 14:46

    So Zuma is just milking tax money whilst in office so that he can retire in opulence and luxury.

      richard.sloman.5 - 2012-09-30 14:52

      And you think his successor will do any different? Has nothing to do with running the country, its all about enriching oneself for a prosperous retirement...

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-09-30 14:54

      Judging from the way this man is behaving now,i do not think he will relinquish power after his second term is over.He just doesn't care about his public image or how people perceive him.He is starting to look like a Mugabe in waiting.SA is another classic good example of how we Africans shoot ourselves in the foot when it comes to electing leaders.This is all our fault and we should never point fingers at other races who warned us that this would happen.God help south Africa from it's current quagmire.

      kim.buren - 2012-09-30 15:02

      Everybody is SA, please stand in line immediately and BEND OVER

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-30 15:06

      Even if he pays up his R10m the question is: Where does it come from? This is the guy who had to borrow money from Shaik. Where does he get R10m spare cash from? SARS!!!! Where are you...?

      rowen.loretz - 2012-09-30 15:07

      Zuma should go to prison and so do most ANC members. This corruption is disgusting.

      kim.buren - 2012-09-30 15:12

      @Bolton. In line means next to me, not behind

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-30 15:24

      I just had lunch, unfortunately. I also just lost it down the toilet (yes I did make it in time), because I was driving home and saw the face and eyes of a young little child literally starving next to the road. (well at the robot). It is not a travesty that more money get spent on this (put your noun name in here). It is an abomination. I thought Mugabe was bad, but I am starting to slowly change my mind. There is no humanity left in these (f()ckk I cannot even think of a name). And these stupid bovine followers think it is all-right to starve so that their "leader" can get fatter.........

      louis.olivier.988 - 2012-09-30 15:38

      And that twit Gordon says we must be honest and pay our taxes, and zuma does this. wtf

      Eterni80 - 2012-09-30 15:42

      BOHICA = bend over here it comes again - the ANC that is.

      KennySven - 2012-09-30 15:50

      How noes one get the majority who voted for this cANCer clown to wake up,HE IS STEALING THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY,while they starve.

      Xavier7034 - 2012-09-30 16:16

      @KennySven, YOUR short, but incisive remark is the most telling comment of all - HE is stealing SA money, and his bovine followers comply! - 2012-09-30 20:56

      Driving through Joburg CBD and seeing ANC adverts saying "100 years of selfless struggle"... 82 years of selfless and 18 years of selfish!

      demi.davidson.18 - 2012-10-01 08:53

      What is deeply disturbing is that SARS are so silent on the amount of money this thieving viper continues to steal. Why no SARS investigation on him? Since when is any president of any DEMOCRATIC country EXEMPT from paying tax? WHAT INCOME DOES ZUMA DECLARE AND HOW CAN HE AFFORD THIS KIND OF SPENDING WITH IMPUNITY?? Read about zuma on the "www" Wikipedia about all his corruption. He will surely go down in history books as one of Africa's most glutenous presidents!

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-10-01 09:03

      Slowboat, you are totally right. Sadly, and I really wish I were wrong, but it looks like in Africa, the only reason you want to become president is to enrich yourself. And in the wings stands a long line of wanna-be's, either through political manipulation, or through the military or through creating your self a rebel group. Look at Etheopia, Moz, Angola, and esp the DRC. Once a "rebel" leader for "democratic" change comes into power (there is already the one problem - "power") then another one pops up wanting change - but you know for sure why they really there.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-01 12:30

      The president is competing with King Zwelithini on who can spend the most tax payer's money on their palaces and their nations. Oops meant and their families.

      darryn.lahner - 2012-10-01 13:11

      I really think Zuma is a bigger threat to SA than Malema. If not.... hen he is not very far behind.

      amelia.basson - 2012-10-01 13:45

      NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD HAS A PRESIDENT EARNED SO MUCH FOR DOING SO LITTLE! As if his salary isn't already more than enough, he insists on additional "perks" like - R2,8 billion private jet ... 203 MILLION rand for home upgrades = RAW GREED and EXTRAVAGANT DEMANDS! Not to mention R2 billion village ... Maybe it's true what they say - maybe every idiot needs a VILLAGE ...

      mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-10-01 14:37


      daleinn - 2012-10-01 15:51

      Mbeki retired with a fully revamped mansion , its a custom or trend , maybe they competing with King Goodwill? Who can stop the abuse of power? What happened to Anc's "A better life for all" together we can do so much better" thats all for election campaign, after that the gullable are left behind. 203 million would do more for the citizens of the country then the presidents lifestyle. The government is abusing tax payers money and the system of abuse is crippling economic growth and job creation, social welfare, and development!!!

      willem.vanrensburg.562 - 2012-10-01 16:10

      And STILL they vote for them...

      mike.mike.7140497 - 2012-10-01 20:02

      who gives this fu?k the right to spend so much money. Which law allows this. Surely something can be done about this. What about a court case, or many people complaining to the public protector. I am definately going to submit a complaint to the public protector.

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-02 07:18

      The Tax Payer is paying for the new King of the Zulu's.

  • loki.scribus - 2012-09-30 14:49

    This should be criminal. How can a public servant, who may not even hold his position beyond 2014, spend so much on his house while so many millions of people are hungry and cold? While so many don't have access to basic education. While so many have to humiliate themselves by begging each day?

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-30 14:56

      Zuma is simply feathering his own nest while he still has the opportunity. He certainly does not have any sleepless night about the plight of the poor.

      lownabester - 2012-09-30 15:11

      I am disgusted by him, he is so out of touch with the real world, and we, the fools have to pay.

      sedick.gydien - 2012-09-30 15:56

      @Leonard. The people within the ANC setup are too busy stealing the saying goes "he who stand by and does nothing in the face of corruption or evil, is worse than the corrupt or evil".......

      sisa.mtwana - 2012-09-30 22:43

      Please mr president stop hiding behind the ANC and step down. You are a self serving president and destroying the name of this great organisation. I hope after you finish your term in office your sins follow you and you end up in jail and striped of all this trinkets you've accumulated. You are a bed example for any of our future president. Leave now before you are recalled days after the nomination.

      jbm.moate - 2012-10-01 12:19


      jackie.m.dickson - 2012-10-01 13:47

      I pay my taxes, I have a home that is bonded to the hilt. Why doesnt our delightful government pay for my renovations? I dont need much! I will also find 5% to pay in and do my bit? Anyway what the hell kind of renovations cost that much? Are they building an entire city? Who do these a holes think they are? Lot of theiving scumbags making fools of the hard working citizens that voted them in!

      willem.vanrensburg.562 - 2012-10-01 16:42

      As long as the majority are kept in the dark, deprived of a proper education and the ways of the world as it really is. As long as tribalism, and comrade’ ism continues in this country, there will never be any form of proper progress. It is almost a primitive , mindset which stops the masses from moving forward, a type of tribal loyalty. Its them and us, regardless of who and what we or ,they represent . Until people are able to step out of the kraal and have their own opinion about matters, nothing will ever change. If the past could be left where it should be ,and not constantly be blamed for the present and the future failures, nothing will change. I don’t believe we as a nation are ready for the stress of belonging to the real world, that’s why the D.A. will never be allowed to win. They are just too advanced for us. They will put the ignorant, uneducated masses into a complete spin, which will create feelings of inadequacy that they are presently unaware of...

  • christiaan.barnard.353 - 2012-09-30 14:51

    But people condemn the workers when they strike. How much longer must the masses sit still and watch this raid on our country by the most unscrupulous government South Africa has ever had.

      lownabester - 2012-09-30 15:11

      So agree with you, Christiaan

      sedick.gydien - 2012-09-30 15:45

      But those self-same workers will still vote ANC.....they deserve the SCUM that they get.....

      p.borchard - 2012-10-01 10:40

      I agree sedick, but unfortunately the rest of us also get the scum, because people are too lax to vote AGAINST the anc because they don't believe their vote will make a difference. Just because the old letch can't keep his pecker in his pants, I can't understand why we have to pay for all his concubines and offspring. Upkeep for anything more than 1 wife and 2 kids should be paid for by the fornicator himself.

      Christiaan - 2012-10-01 12:33

      @Clifford Sithole I didn't live in the Verwoerd or Botha times, so I could care less what they did. What matters is now and the millions of people starving at the hands of the ANC.

      darryn.lahner - 2012-10-02 10:24

      @clifford.sithole.5 - actually clifford..... the majority of us said no to those pr*cks of the past and the chaos they had caused and we voted yes for equality of all races..... and may I also add that it was only whites that were allowed to vote in that referendum in 1992 (I think it was 1992). We voted for change back in the 1990's and we will do it again. We just need the idiots like you to wake up and vote for a party that are not a bunch of thieves.

  • Jacob Zooma - 2012-09-30 14:52

    How bout I just go back post apartheid and live in a shack... You guys seriously, Why not run for President and enjoy the perks that comes with the title than sit and moan all day.

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-30 14:53

      These are not perks more like daylight robbery.

      Watkykj - 2012-09-30 14:57

      You are stooopid!

      frans.vanderpoll - 2012-09-30 15:36

      'How bout I just go back post apartheid and live in a shack...' I have news for you!! It's 18 years after the ANC came into power and still more and more blacks live in shacks. Now put that in your pipe and take a deep puff!

      pws69 - 2012-09-30 15:43

      It is not a perk, it is theft you retard.

      jeffrey.d.walker.9 - 2012-09-30 16:09

      THE TERM President means "servant of the people" not a get rich quick scheme, you are not even nearly qualified to run even a 3rd world Country not to speak of the Modern Country that SA was before the ANC took over, and destroyed every Department from Education all the way through to SAPS and DOD ( that will be Department of Defence) From servant of the people , you have become the chief ROBBER OF THE PEOPLE.

      jeffrey.d.walker.9 - 2012-09-30 16:17

      VIVA Robben Island VIVA, rather spend lots of money refurbishing it ! It going to be used soon by all these criminals, that's where idiots like this belong.

      dathan.prinsloo - 2012-10-01 12:26

      These are not perks ..this is not normal behavior. You could, we all could be living much better lives! Especially the poor. Go and travel it will open your eyes. See countries that are properly governed. You will understand at last!

  • mikeangell61 - 2012-09-30 14:52

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-30 14:53

    Typical ass

  • ambauli - 2012-09-30 14:53

    The question that really needs to be asked is why are our politicians so wealthy?

  • carla.vittori3 - 2012-09-30 14:53

    Trying to get as much as possible before being fired. Pathetic! And just goes to show how utterly devoid of any moral conscience the man is

      sedick.gydien - 2012-09-30 15:47

      @Carla. He never had any to begin with.....and he still became the president. What does that say about the average voter in South Africa?????

      wo0two0t - 2012-10-02 10:58

      It says that they are uneducated, stupid and racist. Why would anyone want a selfish President who just takes all the wealth for himself and leaves the very people who put him in power in the dust.

  • Themba Patric Sibande - 2012-09-30 14:53

    So the DA is now working the ANC?It is boring now,is there nothing positive they need to come up with,Malema this,Malema that,Zuma this,Zuma that,come on.

      christiaan.barnard.353 - 2012-09-30 14:57

      Do you even care about the millions of people living in poverty? Do you care for our country? If you did, you would start seeing the ANC for what it really is, and that is a gang of thieves.

      pws69 - 2012-09-30 15:03

      Retarded comment from an ANC supporter again. I see you cannot even be bothered to justify this theft and corruption anymore.

      ben.spreeth - 2012-09-30 15:06

      If they want to point out crime, they can hardly miss the thievery of government.

      charl.malan.12 - 2012-09-30 15:07

      Themba.idiotcomments.anc.don't have a

      rowen.loretz - 2012-09-30 15:10

      ANC members are so stupid. They dont have a clue how the real world works, most of them dont have an education and are either filthy rich from corruption or dirt poor. either way, all are stupid.

      jason.simpson.714655 - 2012-09-30 15:10

      You are stupid and worthless and truly deserve to starve.

      frans.vanderpoll - 2012-09-30 15:29

      Themba, it's time you take your head out of your *ss and see things for what they really are. Your eyes are covered by your own sh@t. Your brothers and sisters are probably living in shacks somewhere but you don't care. As long as your uneducated,corrupt poor excuse for a president can fill his pockets and live in luxury with his harem it's all good!! To hell with you and your president.

      audrey.lang.10 - 2012-09-30 15:43

      Aah, the reason Africa is in the state it's in. Their politicians are all like Zuma, and their supporters are like Themba.

      luke.slade - 2012-09-30 16:20

      Head in the sand much Cde?

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-30 18:49

      Why don't you take over my contribution via the tax system to Zuma's profligacy? Then I wont care how much money the ANC Government wastes and steals.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-01 09:31

      Themba, your ignorance and stupidity are actually scary, how can anyone be this stupid.

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-10-01 14:12

      When the government is determined to destroy our country, and pocket all the money they can get away with, are you honestly surprised it's 'Malema that, Zuma this'....Whom else to blame. PLEASE use your brain - if you have one with an attitdue like that....?

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-30 14:54

    Zuma is using the public purse as a cash cow to fund his own private projects. Where will be get the funds to supposedly 'make his contribution'. It's quite apparent that his corruption activities since his dealings with Shabir Shaik have simply been elevated to a much grander scale. The ill gotten gains of Malema and his pals pales in comparison to what Zuma is doing.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-30 14:54

    The corruption continues.

  • diran.pillay - 2012-09-30 14:55

    203 mil What, where does Zuma stay, crazy

  • tshepiso.mooketsi.7 - 2012-09-30 14:55

    Zuma must go,i dnt see any reason why is still the president of our country,he is jst here to milk our tax money

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-30 16:02

      tshepiso ~ The sad thing is that it's not just Zooomer, it's the whole of cANCer, every single last one of them. That's why we call cANCer supporters stupid. They are voting against themselves.

  • makarapakaplan - 2012-09-30 14:55

    Carry on Boet!!! The ppl are beginning to see what's going on.

      eva.walle.75 - 2012-10-01 13:11

      Millions of them don't even have internet. And with the education crisis, there's even more of them who can't read ... So, I doubt it ... and in any case, they will continue to blame everyone else, but the ANC, for the above ...

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-09-30 14:55

    @Christiaan. For as long as the Electorate allow them to be there. By the way, the Proteas just Choked.

  • joe.blogs.98837399 - 2012-09-30 14:56

    Appoint Civil Servants on Merit and not by Party Loyalty. Join our Class Action (Lawsuit)

  • joe.blogs.98837399 - 2012-09-30 14:57

    Where did he get R10 mill from anyway ?

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-09-30 14:57

    this is why i pay tax ? gives me a warm feeling when i see my tax money well spent , in fact i might even start voting ANC in future

  • hermann.schwindt - 2012-09-30 14:57

    Wow, daylight robbery

  • charl.malan.12 - 2012-09-30 14:58

    The only thing missing from this extravagant project is Live tiger pets, an amusement park and maybe the big 5 as well, just for effect! - 2012-09-30 15:23

      they must somer gooi a few ferrari's in there.

      Swapie - 2012-09-30 15:36

      Dont give him ideas now!!!

      charl.malan.12 - 2012-09-30 15:37

      Well I'm sure there will be enough garages to house a fleet of ferraris and and and and ;)

      pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-09-30 16:26

      how about live sex shows to exite the ol' spear! he hasn't been producing lately ot have I missed something?

  • carollynne.roos - 2012-09-30 14:59

    From the bottom of my heart, eff Zuma and the rest ofhis gravy-train cronies who are raping our country! Is there no accountability? 'Upgrade' for 203mil? While his people live in shacks? But they will all continue to vote ANC so maybe they deserve it? - 2012-09-30 15:26

      No. They DO deserve it. They keep voting for the same people each and every time. They don't f* learn. Let them share those open pit toilets while shower-head lives in royalty.

      njdejager - 2012-09-30 16:50

      I agree @tshepo i do not understand how ppl cannot see what is going on. Food parcels and tshirts at election could THAT influence ppl to vote blindly? I cannot get that. Vote and then protest for what you voted??????????? SA's voters needs a real wake up call.

  • KCorsar - 2012-09-30 15:00

    Its our turn to eat, a book written in Kenya some years ago about how ministers there pilfered state funds, maybe a SA copy is needed now. Sorry R200m upgrade, there are few residential properties in the whole country that could realise that price if BS!!

  • davy.botha - 2012-09-30 15:00

    Sick, just sick

  • davy.botha - 2012-09-30 15:01

    They want to

  • buti.lembe - 2012-09-30 15:01

    It's Zuma again...?

  • stanton.clarke - 2012-09-30 15:03

    South Africa, how can we allow this to happen!

      Jaap - 2012-09-30 15:29

      Stanton: Why does a dog leak its bud? Because he can! There is your answer.

      keithpatkell - 2012-09-30 16:05

      How can we allow this to happen you ask? But we DO ALLOW it to happen!! The only way to put a stop to this abuse is to VOTE! Vote intelligently and get up off your comfort zone butts, get out there and preach to the uninformed, on and on and on and on....until we drag them kicking and screaming into REALITY! South Africa is a FAILED STATE! We need a new revolution, a revolution of HONESTY AND ACCOUNTABILITY! Vote Democratic Alliance for the future of your children, if not for yourself!

  • jimzimbo - 2012-09-30 15:05

    It's the African way, it always has been and it always will be......simple really.

      Anthony - 2012-09-30 15:18

      too true--- u 100% correct ---and so many of us in 1994 have also been proved 100% correct

  • steyn.spies - 2012-09-30 15:07

    That'll be the @@##$%%^&& day!!!!

  • osmaseko - 2012-09-30 15:10

    Best news I've heard this year. My tax money is really being put to good use. The revamped house would contain 10 air conditioned rooms, underground living quarters, a clinic for Zuma and his family, 10 houses for security personnel, a helipad, houses for air force and police units, underground parking, playgrounds and visitors centres, said the City Press.\r\nWe still believe the President doesn't have Dick-Tator tendencies mxm

      gail.hayesbean - 2012-09-30 21:42

      Reading your post reminds me of what a copycat Zuma is of Muammar Gaddafi, -right down to the underground living quarters for him to run into like the rat that he is when the time comes. Bet there will be tunnels from those underground living quarters to the underground garages and elsewhere so that he can go underground. Zuma is a caveman - a spelunker...

  • willem.wulfse - 2012-09-30 15:10

    The underground living quarters and all the other trimmings reminds one of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. They also thought they were invincible. When the story originally broke and costs were mentioned, all of which were going to be paid by Zuma, the thought came to mind, how was he going to raise the money? R200,000,000 plus expenditure for an individual who earns less than R3,000,000 per annum. Neverland.

      Anthony - 2012-09-30 15:21

      and had to borrow money from shakky shake only 4 years ago ----wow

      sedick.gydien - 2012-09-30 15:52

      He is going to get the money from his bank. It is called the TAX-PAYER...

  • Matasa Penwell - 2012-09-30 15:11

    zuma is using the tax 4 his own gain thats like him motlante 4 pred

      pws69 - 2012-09-30 15:17

      Has it not entered your very small mind that there is a whole ANC structure supporting this theft and corruption, that there are literally hundreds of deployed cadres either signing off on this corruption or keeping quiet about it? Do you REALLY think Motlanthe will be any different?

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-30 18:54

      Motlanthe cant be worse, he only has one wife and one lover, so it will be a lot cheaper than Zuma. He also doesn't seem to have the ego of Zuma so he my well be cheaper for the taxpayer. Our only hope is that he has a brain cell because thats what's missing with Zuma.

  • - 2012-09-30 15:13

    Can we please vote ANC out. Some of us have had enough of this nonsense. Black, white, coloured, indian...ons is almal gatvol. I mean, what the f* is this?!!!

      emile.marais - 2012-10-01 23:02

      It's 21st century South Africa boet.

  • paulvernonza - 2012-09-30 15:14

    ARE WE STILL SURPRISED!!! Please the arrogance this ANC self-entitlement shows that these guys are noting different to every other African style government. Rob, Rape an Plunder then blame everyone else. The sad fact is that the poor destitute and uneducated would not see anything wrong with this. Therein lies the problem. Until all hope disappears the sheep will follow.

      keithpatkell - 2012-09-30 16:11

      All hope has long disappeared....still the sheep follow....they know no alternative! How will we change this? By educating the uninformed, change them from sheep to wolves.....

  • nkhangwe.madzivh - 2012-09-30 15:15

    Huge amount of money there,I don't know if the president knows what's going on in this country?money is needed all over and I personally thinks that they are things that are more priority than that,some people still don't have basics,like water,no class rooms,housing ,the list is endless,if things are still like that,as a president,how do you you justify that?

      Zahir - 2012-09-30 16:06

      When u watch sabc news u can see the people are live in bad conditions not fit for humans but zuma just worries about his owne family

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-30 18:56

      He also wants to spend another R2 billion creating a town at Nkandla so he will not have to live in the sticks. He will then no doubt want to be King of Nkandla.

  • osmaseko - 2012-09-30 15:15

    Ok its confirmed my next vote is going to Azapo...F

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-09-30 15:17

    We had enough of the state milking us and then misusing the funds for their own personal enrichment. Step 1: Zuma's head must roll, down with him!

  • poosthuizen - 2012-09-30 15:21

    Sounds like a zoo!!

  • Mike Peach - 2012-09-30 15:21

    That is theft,i think a wake up call is in order.Does he think he is better than us,a tax boycott must happen.

      george.slade.161 - 2012-09-30 15:23

      Absolutely agree ---Stop paying Taxes ansd /or Supporting ANY BEE /AA Etc Coy !!!

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-09-30 15:21

    Send the entire ANC (Cadres & All) Back to robben island --Thugs /Mafia

  • yvonne.joseph.1612 - 2012-09-30 15:22

    what a disgrace that he is even allowed to consider using so much of the taxpayers money for his multitude of wives' homes. Is there no-one that can stop this sort of thing going on. Why are we still paying tax? If we stopped, this sort of thing could not and would not happen.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-09-30 15:23

    The coalition is coming.

  • nani.ngoasheng - 2012-09-30 15:24

    Zuma pray that you win at mangaung coz if you don't then you are to Jail. Mark my words!

      Rhulani Coleman Mkhwanazi - 2012-09-30 15:35

      Zuma prayers won't help him anymore. Win or loose, he is going to jail.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-30 15:44

      It's not about a prayer or not it is about those delegates using logic when they cast their votes there. But in politics who need logic, just follow who makes the loudest, unintelligible noise and the best rhetoric in your ears.

  • Bongiwe Bongie Mabongz Dlutu - 2012-09-30 15:24

    That's too much,what is he doing with his salary? That money can be used 2 develop many rurals..nxeeh

      gail.hayesbean - 2012-09-30 22:03

      Bongiwe, his salary is R3 million a year and he is 64. I've lost track of how many wives he has and how many minor and older children who need to be supported. He is aware that his turn at the trough may shortly be terminated at Mangaung and has been making provision for this for sometime since this particular desire of his goes back a couple of years already. How do yousuppose he has been able to afford to live on R3million for the past few years? The Shaikhs, the Gupta's, the Maharaj's and of course Angie Motshekge-whatever's husband is also a big contributor of funds. Why do you suppose she is still there despite her major destruction and mayhem in Education? He can't afford to fire her as he will lose her husband's financial contributions. That is how the ANC works and why nobody has to accept responsibility for their failures. Zumas owes them favours which he can't pay with money only well paid positions which they don't have the ability to run.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-30 15:25

    Zuma has an identity crisis, he thinks he's Mugabe.

      Jaap - 2012-09-30 15:34

      The mentality is the same!

  • FinalJustice - 2012-09-30 15:26

    This has to stop, FFS! How long is this going to carry on for? Most people can't even afford a house worth half a million Rand, who needs to stay in a multi-million Rand palace in times like these in South Africa. This is outrages! Surely R203M of our taxes can be put to better use.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-30 15:50

      Do hold your hopes high that those delegates are reading this comment and thinking logically. Still remember Polokwane 2007? Some 4000 angry \delegates\ gave us this. What would change this time around?

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-09-30 15:26

    And after some idiots read this,they will STILL vote for the ANC and STILL say that the ANC helps them -.-.

      Muffin_man_can - 2012-09-30 15:30

      There is no cure for stupidity yes

      mphela.kelatu - 2012-09-30 15:39

      we don't have a strong opposition party in SA...

      gail.hayesbean - 2012-09-30 22:16

      We could have a strong Opposition Party in this country if people voted with their heads and not their past memories. Helen has suggested a coalition of the smaller parties but the problem is that the "African" supporters of the ANC would prefer to waste their vote by NOT voting than go to the polls and spoil their votes to indicate that while they don't want a White competent govt they also don't want a Black incompetent bunch of crooks who made foolish empty promises so that they could return Africa to 400 years ago. PLEASE ENCOURAGE DISILLUSIONED AFRICAN ANC MEMBERS TO SPOIL THEIR VOTES RATHER THAN STAYING AWAY FROM THE POLLS. If you can spend energy on toyi-toying and sacrifice your lives for wage increases surely you can go to the polls and spoil your vote? Of course it would make more sense to risk voting for the opposition despite your misgivings and give them a chance to try and do a better job than the Anarchic Numbnut Clowns but time is needed for memories to fade and that is something we are bedevilled by in Africa.

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2012-09-30 15:26

    What kind of home upgrade requires R203m, with Mangaung around the corner one wonders if tender-bribery- cash for votes is in motion.How many RDP could these build? The reality is voters are voting to give others a luxury..

  • cry.mashiane - 2012-09-30 15:31

    I'm no longer surprised by anything this thief(Zuma) does anymore.

      pws69 - 2012-09-30 15:39

      ANC! ANC! Do you think it was only Zuma's signature on all of the authorisations? WELL? DO YOU? FFS, it is not hard to understand. The ENTIRE ANC is corrupt to the core. The only way to fix it is to get rid of the ANC completely.

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-30 16:19

      In favour of who?,pieter mulder

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-02 09:57

      Peter frikken Pan would be better than the current idiot in power.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-30 15:33

    He needs accommodation for the tribe he is fathering...

  • Swapie - 2012-09-30 15:34

    Maybe we should go and protest outside the home.