Nkandla set to grab the headlines again

2013-01-26 22:08

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home will return to the spotlight tomorrow morning with a briefing on a government report.

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi together with ministers of the justice, crime prevention and security cluster will brief media in Pretoria on the Nkandla Task Team Report.

The task team was appointed after the costs of Zuma's residential complex caused a media outcry last year. The matter was also raised in Parliament.

Media reports have stated that the costs of the Nkandla complex were well over R200m.

It is still not clear how much of the costs have been paid by President Zuma and how much by the taxpayer. The Public Works Department has described work done on the complex as a "security upgrade'.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-26 22:18

    Prepare to be lied to... again!

      mondesa - 2013-01-26 22:23

      True there, these blaksems already cooked the written lies for the nation as usual. But we all know that the giggling nkandla casanova is so stupid.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2013-01-26 22:34

      Who the hell believes all the b**ls**t.

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-26 22:20

    It took them over two months to think of an excuse?

      Xavier7034 - 2013-01-27 09:46

      18 years in the making actually

  • Brian Dorning - 2013-01-26 22:26 the masses can continue voting and accepting this cr@p

  • hasanibooysen.hlungwana - 2013-01-26 22:36

    What will be the action..? let me guess. 90% was his money en 3% was tax payers 7% is from sponsorship. . It will be green lies

      Daleen Willemse - 2013-01-26 22:40

      you mean 99.9% taxpayers and 1% his

      hasanibooysen.hlungwana - 2013-01-27 03:57

      Tast team is the same people who voted Zuma back in position en sing about it.. Majority being Zulus

  • Strikeback - 2013-01-26 22:40

    One can not help but wonder how the R250m was spent? Unless there is half a city undergroung, around R245m was stolen. The problem with the leading party is that they thin we are all stupid. The inflate prices on every deal they make ans share the difference. If Zuma had hair, his haircuts would have been around R25 to R30 000 a sitting!

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-27 03:34

      Yip have a look at this, your statement is true

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2013-01-27 14:39

      Very interesting article in Noseweek!!! JZ has been doing this for YEARS!!!!!!

  • vic.hammond.77 - 2013-01-26 22:41

    What's the bet it will be given the "All Clear".

      nonhlanhla.p.sithole - 2013-01-27 08:13

      Am not holding my breath

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2013-01-26 22:48

    Love to hear that.

  • elsie.palmer.90 - 2013-01-26 22:59

    Security my foot,,,,,,,and name all the comments he cries about like the FNB ad and keeps quiet about Sasolburrg looting. And many more,,,,,,does he even care about the poor.

      joe.smit.549 - 2013-01-26 23:02

      What poor?

      uzziphathele.tshabalala - 2013-01-27 00:46

      No Elsie he doesn't care about poor people

      Klaus - 2013-01-27 14:22

      Who was the one who stated that he didnt join the struggle to remain poor - as with cANCer this will destroy that fake institution

  • Ntombenhlez - 2013-01-26 23:17

    If the reports are true, my question will be, why did he allow it??

      nonhlanhla.p.sithole - 2013-01-27 08:11

      @Ntombenhlez,because he can do it,he does not owe anyone any explanation:that's how arrogant and unashamely self-serving the govt has become...Cry The Beloved Country..just saying

      Ntombenhlez - 2013-01-27 08:43

      @ nonhlanhla, then if all the allegations are true(not forgeting that the media can twist a story esp. this media) then Ramaphosa will have to take over soon to save us.

  • Thokozani Mvulane - 2013-01-26 23:17

    what kind of security upgrade is that which need this kind of lotsa moola whilst some people are toy toying out there about service delivery

  • Sige Gorabeb - 2013-01-26 23:33

    Is there a fish pond?

      adrian.cloete.37 - 2013-01-27 00:08

      no,but i've heard he's got a put-put course! :-)

      karl.vanrooyen - 2013-01-27 06:24

      He doesn't like pets

  • EDBUDDIE - 2013-01-26 23:34

    Viva zuma.pamberi navazuma.patha navho zuma.

      shades.wanza - 2013-01-27 04:46

      have youseen how many of us ANC supporters have had enough. I will never ever support a political party. I support my country

      anakin.skyvader.9 - 2013-01-27 11:46

      Then your own people can keep on struggeling along:

  • Strider - 2013-01-26 23:37

    I'm going to start a bank, make an advert and not apologies. It will be to undermine and it will intend of outing these idiots

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-27 03:45

      How about a movie i would love to be a main actor and i will make sure that the whole movie undermine the ANC without parental guidance pls.

  • Ayanda Daniel - 2013-01-26 23:47

    The f...k is a nkandla task team? this party is a joke and if you vote for it you are plainly stupid! i will vote any other party until my anc comes right once again. so sad, bloody apes have ruined our country. oh but FNB is treasonous?????? what a joke!

  • hasanibooysen.hlungwana - 2013-01-27 04:04

    Tast team being the very same people who voted Zuma back into position, . And sang about it, now they have another tune to sing, . . ANC is worse

  • burger. - 2013-01-27 04:31

    I'm for one actually glad I left the country a few years ago. I have since then lived around the world and seen the real world works! For me now, my old home, the place I love, is a real joke!! What I can't believe is that people complain but yet do nothing about it! For one, all those people who complain about money and work just want want want without doing anything about it!! And those who complain that things aren't right do nothing to fix it but just complain! So do something about it. I did and look at me now, no complains! So my advice to the people out there, do something about it! If you really want to change something or really want to voice out something you will.. Don't sit back and let things get out of hand, take control. Don't wait for someone to come along and do something first, you should do it firstly and rest will follow!! So once again!! Do something about it!!

      colleen.erasmus.7 - 2013-01-27 04:51

      I agree the outside world works and its infrastructure is good. I was in OZ 3 years ago and it was a awesome experience, loved every minute of the country. I would love to go back, I would love to go and stay!

      johnny.august.31 - 2013-01-27 07:15

      Tyoo What a long boring story

      byron.matthews.562 - 2013-01-27 09:48

      sounds lovely. if I was there, I would probably stay. ...and never look back. I'd also be happy :) all the time, and I'll never see the need for using exclamation marks ever again :)

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-27 13:23

      Burger. You left, is that what you call doing something about it?.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 13:33

      Shut is Burger and enjoy your life wherever you are, and let those of us who are left here get on with it

      burger. - 2013-01-27 18:26

      I left for work reasons fools.. And decided not to go back. My choice and a good one. That country is going to the dogs and yet you are all so negative ! For Pete sake wake up life is it about hate and fighting but yet your all so negative and just whine and moan about everything! If there is a problem solve it, do what you have to!

      burger. - 2013-01-27 18:46

      And yet you still all just complain! Thank goodness none of you work for me.

  • colleen.erasmus.7 - 2013-01-27 04:46

    Some state grant figures: Child grant R250.00 a month, Disibality grant/state pension R1700.00 rand a month and Nkandla cost R250m? Where does the poor fit in? Let's see what they find? Just a thought and a dream I suppose why don't they do a international enquiry into SA's finances and see where our money has gone?

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2013-01-27 08:29

      I wish state pension was R1700.

  • abner.malema - 2013-01-27 05:49

    Cry the White man, food was taken frm your mouth in 1994. But u will never enjoy it, only here

      gregory.jurgens - 2013-01-27 05:55

      It's your brothers and sister's getting screwed by Zuma. Take the spear, and enjoy. It's fun watching ignorant blacks getting screwed by the one they trust.

      philip.keeling.7 - 2013-01-27 06:37

      I think u should ask for ur school fees back cause u have the brain of a TROLL

      ernest.letsoalo - 2013-01-27 07:15

      Who said we are not complaining?Zuma is the worst president I've ever known,so is his 'brother' Mugabe..he has destroyed this country..we have so many lives,investments etc because of his lack of leadership and having 'useless' ministers who misuse public this the freedom we fought for?you guys don't want to grow up..for every mistake the ANC does,you blame the whites,for every money misused,you blame the whites!!just be realistic,our leaders are a MONSTROUS DISASTER!!!

      gary.doyle.520 - 2013-01-27 07:25

      Abner you are a delusioned by the lies that have been fed to you. A wake up call is inevitable, even with you.

      celeste.m.lackay - 2013-01-27 08:26

      @Ernest-well said!! @Abner-When are you going back to school? You continue to expose yourself as the 1st class idiot you (and that other one that carries your surname) are! Frankly I'm impressed that you have sufficient dexterity and intellect to type anything using whatever tool you use. Well done! IDIOT!! As long as we continue to condone mediocrity and celebrate corruption we will have this government! Someone said ~ we don't get the government we Want. We vote in the government we deserve~ We all deserve better!!

      Rudi Robinson - 2013-01-27 09:13

      ag asb ab. malema is jy jy donners kluer blind jou p!?@s wie hop op en af in die strate en v+@k als op in hulle pad en besteel die publiek sover ek kon sien was da geen wit mense vi die laaste 20 jaar wat soos n klomp bobejane die strate op neuk ni het jy ooit n tv want dit lyk my jy verstaan ni baie mooi wat angaan ni dude ons wit mans kla ni pel julle kla dude word wakker dude dis julle wat nooit n wit vel sal he ni al besit julle alles in suid africa sal jul nooit wit kan wees ni jammer hoor idiot

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 09:31

      Kortbroek, Derek Hanekom and many other white ANC fatcats will disagree with you. Their houses and those of other black, indian and coloured fatcats in Casanova Zuma's Cabinet were just renovated for R65m, while they each earn circa R2m each. See, no food was taken from those white men's mouth Abner

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 09:59

      Rudi, jou vel is eintlik nie wit bobbejantjie. Wie't jou gese bruin mense wil jou nie so wit vel he?

      kimard - 2013-01-27 10:22

      yes blacks arent complaining because the white man is paying for this - shame on YOU!! and you people go on about europe but their money are good enough and for taking food out of your mouth before 1994 - lick the drivel off your upper lip - nobody ever stopped you from working, but the truth of the matter is - you are lazy, sunsitting thieves. its easier to steal than to work! blooming idiots!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 10:37

      Kimard, you frustrated Boereninjares, do you need a tampon or something? There's two black people on this thread who have complained. Shouldn't you wait for your period pain to subside, visit an optometrist to have your eyes tested for myopia, and insert a tampon before commenting?

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 10:40

      Kim-retard, I sense a great deal of sexual frustration in you. Extend your hand towards me for a quick palm reading on how to address this malady :)

      kimard - 2013-01-27 11:12

      only retards like yourself will make remarks like this - hiding behind an animal. what an insult to them

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 11:19

      Kim retard, but I read your palm and sense serious sexual deprivation. Visit Die Boeremag in Pretoria Central Prison. They'll help you to release the sexual frustration :)

      kimard - 2013-01-27 11:24

      yes retard ousie - i'm not even south african. are you effing blind or what? i lived in sa for a bit with family still there - it doesnt make the rest of the world blind. now go play with your peppercorn "panda"

      byleveldt - 2013-01-27 11:33

      Themba Twat is an excuse for the word *woman* Sex on the mind of a white man Themba? You wish! *Puke*

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 11:36

      Byleveldt, I don't know what you are having a hard on about as this is between this racist called Kimretard and me. But since you hav decided to join in, why don't you take your hardon to her sexually frustrated behind and cure her of her racism that way?

      kimard - 2013-01-27 11:37

      lol small thing amuse small minds

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 11:40

      Kimretard, very well then, because byleveldt small thingie will help amuse your small mind :)

      byleveldt - 2013-01-27 11:47

      She is a warmknoop Kimard (Cape Town) I wish Themba Twat but she is a bit far from South Africa

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-27 13:24

      Abner.malema, Your arguments are starting to become worn. Silly child.

      ksmithgoldie - 2013-01-27 19:05

      Wesley (Themba), how many fake Facebook accounts do you have? I'm reporting you

  • - 2013-01-27 06:26

    He only wants what other presidents of other socialist countries got. Cuba is the Castro's and the Castros are Cuba. The same applied time Kaunda, Nyerere, Mobutu sese Seko, Kenyatta, Idi Amin and many more. He learnt well from his handlers and nothing now will stop him from eating his part of the pie. That is why he accused his accusers in parliament of not allowing him as a person like himself to build a house. He just wants what the others had, but he goes too far, over the top - a multitude of wives and concubines, a whole host of children, known and unknown, and an everlasting monument to the greed of one man and sycophancy - Nkandla. What a sad indictment on a country that could have been great.

  • Muffin_man_can - 2013-01-27 06:39

    Just another make believe attempt by the anc aimed at insulting our intelligence even more. We don't fall for your little mascarade and we don't appreciate you using our tax to further justify your lies and corruption

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-27 13:29

      Themba, twala775. Get your brain out of your arse. Your language and insinuations are disgusting. Grow up and clean up your speech.

  • Michael Kleber - 2013-01-27 06:49

    Zuma is so ungrateful i pay for his homestead and then criticizes me when i walk my dogs ,

      byron.matthews.562 - 2013-01-27 09:52

      lol, true

  • Benedict Mahlangu - 2013-01-27 06:53

    Nothing has changed in terms of governance in S.A. Yes the ANC led government is corrupt and the previous NP government were no saints also.. All politicians have their own best interests at heart. ANC or DA or whoever.. they are not to be trusted ALL OF THEM..

      thobela.mtambeki - 2013-01-27 08:10

      I'm 100% sure that any party that would take over would do much better than the ANC and S Africans should take the risk of changing their government. And this is not intirely about trust but about the hope for the future.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 09:33

      Political parties are unfortunately a necessary evil. We have proof that this ANC evil is too wicked. It's time to vote in a different evil and hope it does not steal and plunder the country the same way Casanova Zuma and his friends have done so far

  • B.b. - 2013-01-27 06:58

    Hawu! So surprised! Isn't news24 one the media? I'm lost now

  • phill.sarefa - 2013-01-27 07:22

    Well, when Zuma was made president I expected the worst from his leadership. So far he has met all my expectations with diaappointing accuracy. Can a leopard change HIS spots! I will never forgive the ANC for making us fools. Actually the ANC is the only TEAM in the worls that can field a defaulter and still win the game fairly! Why? Because we are all blind. Blind loyalty is killing our nation.

      faith.bokaba - 2013-01-27 08:55

      He are so right.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 09:36

      My eyes are wide open now. As for me and those I can influence among my relatives and friends, we are not voting for the ANC comrade tsotsi ever again

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2013-01-27 07:44

    We are asking for calm, tolerance and patience until the briefing by the Minister and his troops. Only then, we can raise our views and we hope the concerns of all the SAns will be attended to.

  • Wikus Erasmus - 2013-01-27 07:46

    Nice place... I think i'll invest in some timeshare there!

  • robert.mabunda.16 - 2013-01-27 07:48

    I'm waiting to hear from 2las nxesi's lies again,zuma is again going away with murder as he always does.

  • rams.ramoshaba - 2013-01-27 08:11

    Everything will go Zuma's way,so we waiting for minister to give us FALSE report

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 09:39

      Let me guess. He is going to say: "Casanova Zuma knows nothing about this. The Departments of Public Works and Defence are the ones that determined the security needs of Casanova's brothel, including aironditioners, a huge kraal for how cows and gym. He needs those airconditioners, that huge kraal and a gym which all cost just over R300k for his security.

  • joanita.hilton - 2013-01-27 08:17

    What a croc of shi*t!!! How long does he even stay in this residence? 3 days a year? And if crime in South Africa is on the decline (ahem), surely the president should feel as "safe" as us, the normal tax paying citizens...And amongst all that land, I see NO agriculture to ensure his own sustainability, little veggie garden etc, as I understand that's what the ANC promotes, thus the farmlands debates/grabs? He sure has enough wives and children to register a farming community

  • Joe FS ZA - 2013-01-27 08:23

    Is Zuma that scared to have such security upgrades done. Money would be best spent by giving homeless people houses, running water and electricity. When are South Africans going to wake up and c the real picture?

      Toni Krige McQuillen - 2013-01-27 09:15

      i agree how many poor people could have benefited from this? or schools? he is a public servant and should answer to the people.

  • luna.moon.5243817 - 2013-01-27 08:36

    So,looking at the members of the task team, it seems they are sort of investigating themselves?

  • samuel.ramaifo - 2013-01-27 08:37

    As long as thulas is in the midst of the task team...., we wont like the report. Showerman wa re sokodisa.

  • nhlapop - 2013-01-27 08:41

    We all know this two morons are going to protect Zuma at all coast. Next Maharaj will also say, people need to respect President and let go of this issue. How corrupt is our govenment.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2013-01-27 09:45

    We will always have the poor with us....even 1 of the well celebrated and recognized spiritual teaches once said so......don't be hypocrites the very same government is building House,giving free basic services,free health system,social grants,free educations and university scholarships to your gardeners,maids and their children....because you paying them wages that are even less to your budgets that you spend on your monthly groceries.....and you expect them to take care of a house hold with that change.....if you all so keen to save the poor start showing it to your gardeners and maids....who worked for your parents bathing you now your children and now they are very old with nothing.....but memories of raising some white kid who cant even recognize them because they were just a maid from the township......

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-27 10:13

      "Building houses" after being forced through a case called Grootboom and Other v The Minister of Housing, or they would have been chowing all the money while their supporters languish in shacks. In fact, contact the Legal Resources Centre which kept suing these ANC thieves forcing them to provide social and economic rights as required by the Constitution. It is as a result of the bravery of organisations such as the LRC that the ANC is doing what the Constitution requires. Lately, an organisation called Section 27 forced them to deliver textbooks for kids. The LRC also took them to court to force them build proper schools because kids were studying in mudhuts and under trees, while the ANC thieves' children study in the most expensive private schools. The bottomline is, if they are not sued i terms of the provisions of the Constitution, they do bugger all except just chow all the money by spending it on themselves.

      stephan.butler.14 - 2013-01-27 23:59

      Haha. If ANC is building house and schools why is there more and scwatter camps growing in the country? And more unimployement every day? Statistics show 132 shacks build a day country wide? And even 3500 persons getting unimployed everday in the country? Yay to ANC who is letting their people down and let them suffer and die from hunger.

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2013-01-27 09:54

    Let the truth be told as many South Africans are still behind of what was said to be RDP, schoos, clean water and toilets!

  • zuko.mqolo - 2013-01-27 10:00

    I'm so looking 4ward to da report but I think I alrdy knw da outcome!!!

  • arthur.salvado - 2013-01-27 10:20

    It's a joke and Ike all jokes it will all be forgotten and we move onto the next corruption scandal and the circle repeats itself. No answers will be given and all it serves to do is spend more of taxpayers money. Something has to be done. Go figure !

      Faried Gobey - 2013-01-28 08:18

      people lets be realistic about this take zuma off his high horse and give the country back to the white,back then we didnt have as much problems like we exsperiencing now,lets vote DA with the next elections

  • refiloe.shikwambana - 2013-01-27 11:18


  • winston.jan - 2013-01-27 11:22

    Eish Nkandlaland again?

  • Slicebones - 2013-01-27 11:23

    It is interesting to read peoples response, the president does not provide procurement directives neither oversee the procurement process.

  • Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-27 11:23

    Zuma can get away with this so easy. Deniability- "I did not know" or Innocence " The contractor said R250 000 for the upgrade, when I got the bill it was R250m it was not my fault" or maybe he's got a third card up his sleeve, will have to wait and see what get away excuse he will give. No doubt he will get away with it, nothing will happen

  • DavidBanner - 2013-01-27 11:37

    On the news they said that they did not use tax money to upgrade the mansion, but instead used state funds. Ok, where the F does state funds come from.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-27 13:18

    We all know the outcome of this report already.

  • lazarus.modise.5 - 2013-01-27 13:30

    We also 1nt the new york city(nkandla) here @ lephalale

  • khuthadzo.munari - 2013-01-27 13:56

    Wat can u say abt thulas nxesi report ,myself I think is taking side I recommend spca

  • stephan.butler.14 - 2013-01-28 00:05

    Very nice Mr Zuma and ur ANC ministers. Spend millions on yourselves and let ur country and people die from hunger in shacks and unimployed. What a great leader ! Do u know how many jobs u can create with that tipe of money? And how many houses could have been build for the homeless?

  • bushy.dcoloured - 2013-01-28 06:36

    South Africans must blame themselves for having allowed the ANC super-power status. It is a disgrace and total insanity that the ANC government is allowed to bully and lie to its people for nearly 18 years. Unfortunately its the same people that will continue voting for a corrupt government

  • impi.masondo - 2013-01-28 07:49

    nkandla is the heritage of our leader

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