Nkandla 'born in arms deal sin'

2012-12-07 12:24

Johannesburg - The initial upgrade of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead was funded by donations and arms deal-related payments when it was clear that Zuma didn't have the funds to pay for it, a confidential forensic audit report has revealed.

The Mail & Guardian published the key findings of the confidential 2006 KPMG audit report on Friday.

It was prepared for Zuma's corruption trial, but never admitted as evidence because the NPA dropped charges against him.

The M&G details how Zuma's Nkandla homestead was "born in arms-deal sin" and "weaves in the thick strand of graft introduced by the notorious 'encrypted fax', which alleged that Zuma and Schabir Shaik had concluded a secret bribe agreement with French defence company Thomson-CSF".

"The ongoing saga of the construction, financing and outfitting of the president's rural seat captures the mixture of chaos, influence and excess that seems to characterise Zuma's relationship with money - and with his many benefactors," the M&G said.

A friend of Zuma first approached architects on his behalf in February 2000, and the builder agreed to a price of R1.3m. Zuma's living expenses at the time were more than double his monthly income, so it is apparent he was expecting a cash injection of some sort.

Over the next few years, a number of payments were received, including R1m from former president Nelson Mandela and various payments through his former financial adviser Schabir Shaik. Zuma applied for a R900 000 home loan in 2002 assisted by his friend Vivian Reddy.

For more details, see the M&G report or the full KPMG report.

  • sminx.r.mandla - 2012-12-07 12:29

    Everything in that compound must be burnt down!!!

      rip.riphagen - 2012-12-07 12:38

      Don't be silly. It cost a lot of money and it is there. Evict the present occupier(s) and use it as a home for homeless children, a school, an orphanage or anything else.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 12:47

      with Zuma in it!

      Ritz40 - 2012-12-07 13:48

      It is the african way. BURN IT!!! The train is late. BURN IT!! They don't strike with us. BURN THEM!! We don't like schools. BURN IT!!

  • corrupt.anc.3 - 2012-12-07 12:30

    Crooked as they come. But he'll get away with everything because he can.

      fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-12-07 12:38

      Don't think so, to many power hungry "friends" in line for his post.

  • piet.motsoeneng - 2012-12-07 12:30

    I am not suprised at all, it just confirms what we have always known. Zuma's corruption really knows no limits. This is probably just a tip of iceberg.

      dave.elmore.5 - 2012-12-07 13:04

      The tip sunk the Titanic.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 13:05

      and the spear screwed our country.

  • boitumelo.moleleki - 2012-12-07 12:31

    Wow.It gets better and better...

  • pdvermaak - 2012-12-07 12:32

    Lock him up, everything this man is involved in is a sham, ag nee sis man.

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-12-07 12:33

    And to the cookie crumbles. Still idiots will vote for this maggot. Shame on those who do.

  • pierre.coetzee.7 - 2012-12-07 12:33

    And the plot thickens!!! You better hope you become prezzie again, otherwise you are joining Malema in the nea future in jail?? What a pleasant sight that would be!!!MMMMMMMMM mmmmmmmmmmm

  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-12-07 12:34

    He doensn't give a damn about "his" people, "his" comrades or "his" country, he only gives a damn about his own well being and personal gain!

  • ThaboMdodo - 2012-12-07 12:34

    I dont think im voting ANC anymore!!

      rip.riphagen - 2012-12-07 12:42

      Neither will I Thabo. It is time we started voting for an able person, regardless of his/her political inclination, from our own comunity to represent us.

      SarelJBotha - 2012-12-07 13:05

      Do you really think the commie elite ever had any plan to share anything more than crumbs with the masses? if you did, you are very naive indeed.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 13:06

      That's it gentlemen, time to take your country back!

      attie.mostert.9 - 2012-12-07 13:09

      Agreed, I am done with them! Given then the benefit of the doubt for WAY to long! Time for change

  • WilsoWill - 2012-12-07 12:36

    Thanks must go to the journalists.... soon it will be an extremely dangerous game for them....

  • dave.elmore.5 - 2012-12-07 12:38

    And the snowball's speed down the hill is escalting rapidly......the wall is in sight

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-07 12:39

    And thyll still vote for t ANC pathetic feel so sorry for t ANC supporters

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 12:56

      I used to feel sorry as well, I hope they struggle even harder. If they are too stupid to see well then they deserve what ever pain they get.

  • hennie.gerber.3 - 2012-12-07 12:40

    So typical , ANC Corrupt don't care attitude.I don't understand why people still vote for the ANC and this Corrupt man.

  • charlesglass1895 - 2012-12-07 12:41

    Where are all the ANC supporting news24 trolls now?? You idiots always have so much to say... Come on then... Speak up...

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 12:59

      Maybe they have all gone to Nkandla to burn it down.

  • pule.s.vic - 2012-12-07 12:43

    And some people still want him to lead us

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 12:49

      those people are... RETARDS!

  • ernst.geyser - 2012-12-07 12:44


      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 12:48

      Yes please!

      carla.vittori3 - 2012-12-07 13:06

      I don't think I want to see my tax money go up in smoke thanks... We can sell it off to the highest bidder and let them turn it into a hotel - at least we'll get some tourist income out of it.

  • warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 12:47

    Anything Zuma is corrupt, I'm embarrassed to be a South African with this prick!

  • carla.vittori3 - 2012-12-07 12:49

    Were we meant to be surprised?

  • emmanuel.baloyi.75 - 2012-12-07 12:50

    burn down nkandla...we all know about nkandla...stop telling about nkandla and burn it.....

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 12:57

      BURN! just like the strikers do!

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-07 12:52

    let him without Sin cast the first stone.....

      sipho.zipi - 2012-12-07 12:57

      which sin?

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-07 12:58

      I have a lighter?...

      dave.elmore.5 - 2012-12-07 13:00

      Lighter, freaking blow tourch at the ready

      carla.vittori3 - 2012-12-07 13:11

      Its not judging to point out the truth, In fact its encouraged by the Bible.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-07 13:11

      ... got this nice can of petrol....

      rontheogre - 2012-12-07 13:18

      Hey man, its a waste of energy. They put frikkin BULLETPROOF GLASS in at Nkandla, so with or without sin it aint gonna make no difference. The stones will just bounce off just like the truth bounces off Zuma.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-12-07 12:53

    our way of life just have to accept it WE ARE DOOMED SIES MAN

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-12-07 13:13

      Therein lies the problem. Passive acceptance of this bullshyte. The sooner the masses are educated and understand how their beloved cANCer is stealing them dry and pulling the wool over their eyes with their lies, the sooner they will begin to understand that the real power to make a desperately needed change is in their hands.

  • Khofu - 2012-12-07 12:54

    I seew to remember that Thabo Mbeki was always accused of not working with the COLLECTIVE. I wonder if all the corrupt deeds oj JZ are done with the COLLECTIVE, thus making him so popular. That's why nobody claims ignorance ohi deeds - they have a COLLECTIVE BLESSING.

      dave.elmore.5 - 2012-12-07 13:06

      Right on the nail there....

  • teri.bosmanbekker - 2012-12-07 12:58

    Ooh! How I am LOVING this... YOUR time is running out - .. and we are laughing all the way!!! CLOWN

  • dave.elmore.5 - 2012-12-07 12:59

    Please read the M&G report, its just a click away, and you will be completely astounded

  • davy.botha - 2012-12-07 13:01

    Does not matter because this will all be sweep under rug using the racist broom. Yes "they are racist" that how the ANC cadres and supporters deal with corruption.

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-12-07 13:04

    If this is not enough to place that man in chains for the rest of his life, then what is. He needs to be charged with 50million charges for each thing he did wrong, as in effect he wronged each person in this country.

  • Roche Enslin - 2012-12-07 13:04

    A totally corrupt and morales leaders will eventually beget a totally corrupt and morales country. The people always measure them selves by their leaders example, what low bar we have to measure ourselves against.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-12-07 13:13

    oh my this leech sucks blood money where ever he can, vivian reddy, the guptas the arms deal what whoever he can find. He also places his family to ensure that they are directors or shareholders in all the big corporations. Think his new name should be president leechie. I am also sure that revealing all this is a smoke screen because they up to devious tricks.

  • anthony.vale.92 - 2012-12-07 13:13

    Give him a second term, or a bells. rome burns, Nero plays. This is what happens when the cANCer runs the show

  • shade.f.reaper - 2012-12-07 13:19

    I try to be a positive person, I try to see the good in things but this is just ... despicable Zuma! You know what... Your supporters just plainly refuse to let you and your party go because they believe in hope... shame... You know what let us turn your house into a Midevil competition arena and let's do what Idols does and vote via sms for the most athletic person mmm instead of burning your place down we'll actually do something constructive with it like provide entertainment for us middle class and poor people out here... let's see if you can win then! And with the money the sms votes raise we can build the things you've ignored like houses and jobs -take that!

  • vivian.hawkins.12 - 2012-12-07 13:23

    taxpayer#999 If it is fact that we as tax paters have made an substantial investment of our taxes to Zuma's private residence, to be exact more that 1/4 Million rand, so in fairness this means that we (All the people of South Africa) actually now own this property, as it is now a government financed property and hence it belongs to the state now and the state administers what belongs to the people, this is a fact as Zuma will never be able to repay this money, even with an 100 year bond

  • dlayani.tivani - 2012-12-07 13:24

    If this is true ,who is clean between Zuma en Malema ? They must all go down en gave others to lead us !we need a Leader who can lead ANC to the right direction .otherwise Zuma en Malema r bring us missery !we don't need War here ,we need Peace !Mandela taught us to solve problems peacefully .

  • Duncan Colter - 2012-12-07 13:32

    News 24, don't tell us what we already know! Take this information to the poor, uneducated and desperate who still believe in the ANC. They need to know the truth, otherwise they will never be truly free!!!

  • sean.noble1 - 2012-12-07 13:37

    And the NPA would lead us to beleive that they are not politically motivated and act "independently" The supreme court judges should overule the NPA decision not to prosecute and bring him to justice.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-07 14:15

    even Motlanthe nd his proposed top six have got their hidden skeleton nd promises they have made to their counterparts.....AND...DA has its own hidden agendas y they want to be in power...with a 99% possibility to be corrupt once they govern...who is clean then.....

      Mark Milligan - 2012-12-08 09:42

      i think the DA would be a lot cleaner than the ANC. When u have a weak and corrupt leader you can get away with being corrupt.

  • Bulas Khantsi - 2012-12-08 09:26

    This is enough, if society is ignoring to see the character of the president that SA has got then the worst is imminent once Zuma is re-elected.

  • Mary Milne Archibald - 2012-12-08 09:40

    What a tangled web we weave when we first learn to deceive. Every day there is another version of where the money came from. The only certainty is no money was obtained legally.

  • Misheck H Fancella - 2012-12-08 10:57

    when its time for a black guy they is always a somebody behind his private life n finances,DA your time shall come but not in this life time...NO!

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-12-08 13:10

    Does JZ really think people are that stupid. Even someone with half an education will realize that he is corrupt. You will always be exposed (pun intended)

  • Zakhele Brian Dube - 2012-12-08 14:24

    M&G are so desperate to discredit JZ, there have been numerous conflicting reports of where the money came from. Enough now, you've failed. I'm no fan of the man but I'm aware of the white media's campaign to never recognise anything black as credible.

  • Vusumzi Nogwebu - 2012-12-08 15:38

    if these allegations are true, it means the man can actually sell the country. until they are proved to be true, someone pls bring him to court and let's comment after the verdict.

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