Surprise, scepticism and cynicism over Nkandla announcement

2016-02-03 10:46

Cape Town – Social media users reacted with surprise, scepticism and cynicism to the Presidency’s announcement late on Tuesday that President Jacob Zuma will pay back a portion of the money for Nkandla upgrades.

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Zuma’s office seems to be continuing a trend of making surprise late night announcement that leave the country feeling a little shaken just before bedtime.

Many also wondered at the timing of the announcement given that 2016 is an election year and its just a week ahead of the State of the Nation.

The Presidency said Zuma “remains critical of a number of factual aspects and legal conclusions in [the public protector’s] report” but it also seems South Africans are sceptical about who and how the money will be paid.

There was also worry about how his supporters and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko would react. Nhleko said in a report last year that Zuma was absolved from paying back any money for the upgrades. But now...

There will almost certainly be more on this saga. Watch News24 for the latest.
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