Nkandla inspection 'like apartheid raid'

2012-11-02 22:02

Johannesburg - DA leader Helen Zille's planned inspection of President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla is similar to raids conducted by the apartheid government, the Eastern Cape ANC said on Friday

"To us, and surely to President Zuma and his family, this invasion will invigorate the scenes of illegal arrest, harassment of black people - invasion of homes of ANC leaders by apartheid stooges," provincial African National Congress spokesperson Mlibo Qoboshiyane said in a statement.

"More especially, this is likely to remind President Zuma of the harassment he endured during the apartheid era, especially his arrest near Zeerust."

The KwaZulu-Natal ANC warned Zille on Friday to abandon her inspection or face violence from local residents.

"The ANC believes that the visit to the president's home will be a serious, direct attack on the president and his family," the provincial ANC said in a statement.

"It goes without saying that people who reside at President Zuma's home have a right to protect themselves from anyone who invades their home."

He said the Democratic Alliance ignored warnings not to march to the Congress of SA Trade Unions' (Cosatu) headquarters in Johannesburg in May, and as a result several members were injured in a confrontation with the trade union federation.

"We don't want to see the repeat of what happened at Cosatu House so we appeal to the DA to consider abandoning their plan."

The DA said on Thursday it was planning to visit Zuma's private residence, where a R200m upgrade was in progress.

Zille, accompanied by DA officials, would inspect roads around the property on Sunday and attempt to enter the compound.

The president's private home will reportedly feature underground bunkers, a clinic, a fire station, special quarters for police, and a helipad.

Reports have estimated the cost of the work to be between R203m and R238m.

Zuma will reportedly pay only 5% of the bill - around R10m.

  • hendrik.bruwer.3 - 2012-11-02 22:10

    Zille should go. She has a right to see what's going on there.

      mark.a.fysh - 2012-11-02 22:22

      And the ANC has nothing to defend itself with, except slurs and spears... Did I say spear?

      lsfreak - 2012-11-02 22:52

      This cANCer member that started this should be arrested for promoting violence :D Like that's gonna happen :/

      rontheogre - 2012-11-03 00:36

      And thank the ANC morons for publicly threatening Zille and the DA. This will focus the eyes of the world, as well as the rest of SA, on what will happen. If the ANC and their cronies want to commit political suicide, they should let violence break out during this inspection. But then they have never listened to good advice, have they? They have grown too dependant on lame excuses for their screw ups.

      avril.powrie - 2012-11-03 01:10

      Remember Piet Retief going to the Zulu kraal in the 18 hundreds. Look what happened to them. Be very careful...

      lsfreak - 2012-11-03 03:06

      Hope gets as many foreign press to go with... Then Zipper can't say we the people are pulling the country down :D

      george.outremer - 2012-11-03 09:33

      Fair enough, Zille has a right to see the place. But surely: Zuma should be demonstrating leadership by extending an invitation to Zille? What is he hiding by not doing so? And what is it with the ANC leadership that every issue involving the opposition needs to be met with confrontation and threats of violence? - 2012-11-04 15:21

      Zuma has set himself up as "The king of the castle" and all the taxpayers are now "the dirty rascals." If he has nothing to hide, and has a clear conscience, why all the fuss? Let us see how he's spending our money.

  • neilpretorius83 - 2012-11-02 22:10

    Secrecy Bill 'like Apartheid legislation'

      eddie.papendorf - 2012-11-03 01:05

      only better than Apartheid Legislation.

      kseyffert - 2012-11-03 02:15

      yes I agree, but only because it is not called apartheid legislation. In all other aspects it is the same.

  • SharonE - 2012-11-02 22:11

    By paying for the compound with taxpayer's money they put it squarely in the public domain. I have contracted 15 buses for tomorrow, to take taxpayers on a tour of the facility - we all want to see what our money bought. It is our right, seeing as we paid for something we will never have the benefit of. Anyone interested in tagging along?

      sally.lewitt - 2012-11-02 22:47

      Darn! Where is my ticket, so I get a skof tin, a T-Shirt and a Hat.. Preferably not a Beret. not enough sun protection.. Just saying. Oh, and I've paid waaay ahead with my hard earned taxes.

  • Ollie - 2012-11-02 22:13

    Any chance to put the DA and apartheid or any racism together in the same sentence the ANC will take, which stems from there own underlying racism towards Zille.

  • jomar.delange - 2012-11-02 22:14

    The Eastern Cape ANC, eh? Are you serious? This is news?

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-11-02 22:18

    Helen, i really appreciate what you are trying to do to stamp out corruption but sa future is written on the wall, bright and black yellow and green, for those who want to see it, its the sinking titanic, and when we drop as the strongest economy in africa to one of the bread basket cases , so Helen, do what all the other whites are going to do and look north, only after south africa has been on its knees and the people of the land turn on this corrupt goverment, will we be able to move foward

      superfastglue.stickittodaman - 2012-11-02 22:30

      @sammy , unfortunately I have to agree with you , but "if "we come back in say 10 years , will we find our country in communist (Chinese) hands , how bad will it be for our people if we abandon them ? - 2012-11-03 01:42

      Hendrik, (Jamba) stop it TROLL!!

      art5SA - 2012-11-03 05:09


  • michele.bosman.5 - 2012-11-02 22:25

    Is this bloke for real ? It's apartheid's fault that Zuma built Zumaville and then caught screwing the populace over again. Has this mans idiocy no bounds. Does he really take us as the populace for complete and utter fools ? Ridiculous.

  • ivan.ferreira - 2012-11-02 22:30

    The ANC has lost the plot. They need help.

      SharonE - 2012-11-02 22:33

      They need evicting

      dewaldt.duplessis.5 - 2012-11-02 22:42

      Ivan they really need help. Zille is going to help them out of power

  • michael.freeman.16752 - 2012-11-02 22:34

    When things don't go the ANC way all they can bring up ia apartheid and racism.Grow up if you want to rule but I suppose that's impossible.

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-03 15:52

      Reminds me a bit of the time I was in Germany; I asked one of the locals to direct me to the tour of the death camp/s. They looked so suprised...."what are those? where are they?".......unfortuantely Zuma has created a blip/mar/ on the face of our country. When he goes next month :) he will forever be remembered by his shower-head, and now his 'hamlet' he created at the expense of the millions of less fortunate to whom he owes a debt of gratitude? (is that too polite?) The realy sad part, is that whoever takes over cannot undo this blip.....its a done deal.

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-11-02 22:39

    Let Thuli do her job Miss H.Zille.

      bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-11-02 23:22

      Look at Juju today he is silent like a mouse in a dark lonely whole. and thanks to the hawks super stuff.

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-03 11:46


  • mdandrease - 2012-11-02 22:41

    This Apartheid story is ridiculous

      rontheogre - 2012-11-03 00:38

      It is all they have to hold on to as an excuse.

  • terry.brauckmann - 2012-11-02 22:46

    Not only does the ANC threaten violence, the incite the general population to commit violence against any one they deem to be their enemy!

  • guruswiz - 2012-11-02 22:46

    1000 knobkerries, 1000 sjamboks and 30 ton truck for delivery @Inkandla tomorrow, by Naro Ntusi.

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-11-02 22:49

    Enough now ! How do the ANC make up for their incompetence ? Blame it on apartheid or colonialism . We as a country are sick and tired of the leadership's lack of accountability , even the ignorant start to see the anc for who they are , thugs who are holding the people on a string by bringing up the useless past when their leadership quality and relevans is suspected . We don't need you guys , you have over stayed your welcome . You belong in the past , maybe hundred years ago .

      dewald.smit - 2012-11-03 00:45

      Well said Ray, well said.

      shebi.samu - 2012-11-03 22:02

      Well done Ray, once again a resonance with apartheid spys (izimpimpi), you must be very proud of yourself, your masters have congratulated you on your shallow, prejudiced and eurocentric comments. You r a bass boy & you'll die as such.

      sammy.swiegers - 2012-11-04 18:51

      Great. Whenever people of different ethnicity agree, the fanatics shout words like "slave", "masters" and "Uncle Tom"... and we are somehow to believe that these chanters are NOT racist. They're EXACTLY the same as people who say stuff like "K****rboetie" and "'n leeu slaap nie by 'n bok nie". EXACTLY... the same.

  • kyle.r.lottering - 2012-11-02 22:49

    Zuma puts the knob in knobkerrie.

      blip.noodlum - 2012-11-03 06:55

      And Mac Maharaj does the other bit.

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-11-02 22:50

    Enough now ! How do the ANC make up for their incompetence ? Blame it on apartheid or colonialism . We as a country are sick and tired of the leadership's lack of accountability , even the ignorant start to see the anc for who they are , thugs who are holding the people on a string by bringing up the useless past when their leadership quality and relevans is suspected . We don't need you guys , you have over stayed your welcome . You belong in the past , maybe hundred years ago .

  • matthew.service - 2012-11-02 22:57

    Um government? In what ignorant world do u live where u think its ok to take money I give u as tax to help the country and u use it to build yourself a private residence!? And u think I should not have a right to see what my tax is being used for? What Absurd arrogance... I feel like displaying the level o anger I have for you with violence...

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-11-02 22:59

    'Raid' my ass! Why the paranoia, what is he hiding or who is he harbouring..? If there's nothing to HIDE, show if pride!

  • Adeeb Saban - 2012-11-02 22:59

    Solution: find a good account and start evading tax

      george.slade.161 - 2012-11-02 23:35

      "Accountant" and Avoid/Mimimise Not evade Tax

      dewald.smit - 2012-11-03 00:48

      @George - Hahaha, well played.

  • jafta.sehona1 - 2012-11-02 23:10


  • nico.leroux1 - 2012-11-02 23:28

    Ray.molekoa for president!

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-11-02 23:28

    This one of those ...... storys. people maybe from a village but that doesn't mean they are voilent and pro.Zuma or members of cANCer and who the ....... said people from the villages don't have a life ass..... geez!.

      thifulufhelwi.masala - 2012-11-03 07:56

      They ar not saying nkandla people will attack they mean they gona rent a mob of some uneducated people and buy them kfc. So that they can attack u.

  • Carlton - 2012-11-02 23:29

    Lol, now I officially believe that South Africa has no leader at all. We are proof that anarchy works lol

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-02 23:29

    "It goes without saying that people who reside at President Zuma's home have a right to protect themselves from anyone who invades their home". __________________________________________________________________________ Who will protects farmers' wives and children who have all the rights to defend themselves against invaders but fall victims to their brutality?

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-11-02 23:32

    These ANC Children must GROW UP : Thugs the lot of them : I wont pay tax again : Period.

  • Foremind - 2012-11-02 23:32

    WTF r u defending this guy, I'm @ work from 8 to 16:30 5 days a week, end of the month I'm being taxed, when I do grocery 14% is taken by da receiver. I work smart so my company can make profit and again, my company pays 28% of tax. And just 1 morning, the so called president decide 2 take dat money 2 enrich himself wt his friend called ministers, n everybody associated 2 them.

  • eddie.papendorf - 2012-11-02 23:35

    zuma is one sick man

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-11-02 23:39

    But i don't think Zuma gives rats ..... about any cANCer member defending him now after Juju. JZ knows there's no honour amongst thieves.

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-11-02 23:45

    Excellent, l hope Zille does a good job of harrasing zuma, bliksem hom! Haha

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-02 23:45

    Probably its worthy to organize a fund-raising campaign to buy a G-5 and send it along with an inspection... just in case.

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-11-02 23:50

    I would never suck up to any race or tribe for that matter, but let democracy prevail phambili asijiki.

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-11-03 00:03

    In the time he is the president he did not even receive R10 million in salary. Please explain where the money is coming from.

  • eddie.papendorf - 2012-11-03 00:07

    Hi I need help!! I teach grade one learners and need book for my English classes the book is either called "cry my beloved country" or "RAPE MY BELOVED COUNTRY" I think the author ha initials JZ or PZ or even HZ but i never heard of an author HZ. Help please !!!!!

  • sagebrush.bush - 2012-11-03 00:17

    Ra, these people and their ilk try and avoid the criticism they deserve by playing the race card. Hamba.

  • Alice - 2012-11-03 00:52

    Nkandla this , Nkandla that, yeppe !! Yeppe yadaa yadda. Nkandla se gat! Mxim!!

  • No.You're a handbag - 2012-11-03 00:55

    If you're spending public money, ANY member of the public has the right to demand to see what they're buying. Pay out of your own pocket Zuma, or be prepared for scrutiny. Oh, yes, and pull that apartheid stick out of your collective butts. In this case, it's NOT the problem. Zumas free and easy take on public spending is.

  • charisse.dirr - 2012-11-03 02:45

    So ummmm, what are they trying to hide then???

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-11-03 02:48

    It was good 4previous white presidents 2upgrade their house, now is wrong bcause is black president, u started with Mbeki now is Zuma, u make noise about tax money. I think Zuma must marry Zille 2me it looks like she wants 2be 1of his wife. Once Zuma done that u wont hear any noise.

      Morné Els - 2012-11-03 04:39

      How do you make such a comparison? All the previous heads of state stayed in state owned houses. So if an upgrade was done,it still wasn't the white presidents house. They moved out when they were no longer in charge.

      charmaine.paterson1 - 2012-11-03 05:41

      Morné, you waste your breath. The anc supporters are taught certain responses, but are unable to engage in a debate, just like their leader.

      louis.hager.12 - 2012-11-03 06:14

      Makabena with your intellect you will probably never own a house. So calm down boy.

      titus.malerotho - 2012-11-03 07:24

      U r rediculous. Who tought u that. No president ever spent 200 000 000 on private property. That's our problem. U better stop voting cos u seem not to know news around you

      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-11-03 13:10

      Mdidi wenu nina.

      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-11-03 13:33

      Mfundo u must understand that I'm not a model c like u, i grow up in Nkandla whereby there were no resources compared 2 u who is a white black person, that's why I said thumbs up 2Zuma 2improve our place u stupid Idiot.

      mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-11-03 13:33

      Mfundo u must understand that I'm not a model c like u, i grow up in Nkandla whereby there were no resources compared 2 u who is a white black person, that's why I said thumbs up 2Zuma 2improve our place u stupid Idiot.

      markus.esterhuyse - 2012-11-03 15:30

      Even your stupidity is not your fault! It s the whites fault! Mapoempaan! Its not your homestead , its for JZ so the whole of Nkandla is going to move in there? ANC started with Mbeki! Not the whites, president Mandela was a true hero not a thief there is no comparison!! M gave all for the people

      joyce.beeton - 2012-11-04 11:50

      mabhekana.nzuza - no previous white presidents spent R250m upgrading their private residences. Wake up - all the money that the ANC is wasting should be spent on YOUR people!!! Duh?

  • brent.goldwyer - 2012-11-03 02:49

    Zoombobwe here we come,

  • rebecca.pooe - 2012-11-03 03:13

    Zille is just putting pressure on Zuma,she is not serious.ANC is playing the victim game,Zuma does not care about taxpayers money. The voters have no hope,since cope failed to cope. Country runned by politicians, the guys did not join the Strugle to be poor,it their time to eat.

      ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-11-03 04:54

      Rebecca , yes indeed , they DID NOT JOIN THE STRUGGLE TO BE POOR \ , he said so Smuts Ngonyama . And he said it mouth fully . So it's their mentality that the country owes them , until when ? Enough now !

  • coenraad.vaneeden.5 - 2012-11-03 05:18

    DA don't do it anc paid people that can't read or write to throw stones on sunday and its not the people fault

  • pawmetmhla.mqadi - 2012-11-03 05:29

    Bring it on madam, we're ready for u

      hilda.macarthur - 2012-11-03 05:38

      So you have no problem with someone ripping you of? I have a Nigerian contact I would like to introduce to you.

      pawmetmhla.mqadi - 2012-11-03 05:45

      @hilda; Ohh, m so scared! Let the show begin, we won't dissapoint u. Please be there..

      hilda.macarthur - 2012-11-03 05:53

      What are you on about?

      Erna - 2012-11-03 07:18

      Sounds likd a threat to me.

      markus.esterhuyse - 2012-11-03 15:21

      You can only attack defenseless old people, rob granny s, hit women and rape children! Wow what worriers you are! Bring it on! Wow what a big boy you are! She's a women ! I forgot that is in your league! Shaka would have cut your balls out coward!!bring it on wtf- what movie did you see this bitch!

  • rouen.heiberg - 2012-11-03 05:41

    This is exactly what you get when unschooled masses vote another unschooled idiot to power. Where intelligence is lacking violence is the only outcome. So they get challenged and threaten violence. Typical African behaviour.

      mfundo.radebe1 - 2012-11-03 06:39

      Please do not say \African behaviour\ because then your are generalising! And that is racist.

      Lehlogonolo Justice Mukhola - 2012-11-03 07:18

      @Rouen, eish brother Rouen, you really made me sad because what you said doesn't build at all, you like the guy above who is talking about appartheid to cause division and hatred. Your comment is not of any difference from ANC.

  • joe.whiteman.9 - 2012-11-03 05:45

    @Jamba Your name sounds like a biscuit. You are a biscuit !!!

  • sipho.mbulawa - 2012-11-03 06:05

    I couldn't even finish this crap said by these guys. I'm so sick and tired of these ANC guys. Not once in the world has a revolutionary party turned in successful political party. This country now needs conscious voters not loyal voters.

      kenneth.hlabane.5 - 2012-11-03 06:33

      If u didn't finish reading article then wat exactly r commenting about!!plz stop ur crap and read 1st b4 u write,

      sammy.swiegers - 2012-11-04 19:09

      You don't need to finish the article to figure out that the ANC is THE BAD GUY!

  • enock.tumisang - 2012-11-03 06:06

    Isn't this \Incitement\? Our leaders are so accustomed to violence. Instate of reasoning enough to Madam not to stage their so-call inspection! They come up with Violence tactics! How can they equate that to Apartheid raid! Every cent for State money is accounted for! If He was using his money then it was something else! I see double standard here.

  • louis.hager.12 - 2012-11-03 06:10

    Just a thought to hthe Zombi-army, when last did ama-Tottie or his police protect your R500 tin-can-shack and all you hold dear? Idiots

      kenneth.hlabane.5 - 2012-11-03 06:28

      Who r u referring to wen u said idiots?it must be idiot coz it was one person delivering the speech. Just write proper english with right words to right events. people.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-11-03 06:13

    Mlibo Qhoboshiyane,the Eastern Cape Minister of local government has failed to remove an ANC PR Councillor at Ngqushwa local municipality who has a criminal record and is now talking kzn politics. Every South African has a right to go and inspect this palace because the office of the president has stolen money from the public purse.This is called corruption. If they do not allow you mem you must do a surprise visit.No one will be toy toying if they do not know tha date

  • Frank - 2012-11-03 06:14

    Halfwits protecting a showerhead.......can there be anything more absurd?

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-11-03 06:16

    firstly what has zuma got hide , secondly if state money was used then as a tax payer we all own a piece of of nkandla thirdly as a private citizen you may walk on any public road and stand on any public pavement only thing they do not have to allow you into nkandla private property

      esrom.sandy - 2012-11-03 06:55

      R u sure michael we were also allow 2 go and visit whites compound month espeCialy pw's and pik

      sammy.swiegers - 2012-11-04 19:12

      @esrom You do realise that you are talking of a past regime that has been demonised the world over... unless of course you feel that the ANC is no different...