Parliament set for Nkandla report

2013-03-13 21:07

Cape Town - The report of the public works department's task team appointed to probe spending at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead is to be tabled in Parliament soon.

National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu made this announcement at the start of proceedings in the House on Wednesday.

He told MPs he had received a letter in this regard from Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.

"The minister has requested that as the residence has been declared a national key point, the report be considered with utmost sensitivity.

"He has also requested that the report, when tabled, be referred to an appropriate parliamentary mechanism [committee]."

Sisulu said the matter was receiving urgent attention.

The announcement was welcomed by Democratic Alliance MP Anchen Dreyer, who said it followed the DA's repeated calls for the full report to be tabled, scrutinised, and debated in Parliament.

However, this was not the end of the road. The DA would push for Nxesi to table the full, unexpurgated report, with no omissions or deletions.

When the report came before the relevant parliamentary committee, that committee had to be open and members of the public able to attend.

Nxesi should also undertake that action would be taken against all those implicated in any wrongdoing.

"So long as the spending of R206m on President Zuma’s private residence in Nkandla is concealed under the dark cloud of secrecy, Nkandla will forever remain a symbol of government corruption under the presidency of Mr Jacob Zuma," Dreyer said.

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

In January, Nxesi said government spent R206m on security upgrades and consultants for Nkandla.

The task team investigating the spending had found, among other things, irregularities in the appointment of the 15 service providers and consultants who worked on the project, he said.

  • Gigi van Niekerk - 2013-03-13 21:16

    Bigger, Nicer houses for government yet retrenchments for everyone else .

  • foxiloxi - 2013-03-13 21:19

    Dear 3ml taxpayers, Thanks to each of you for your R66,66 donation to my house! A big fat f*** you, Jacob Zuma

  • foxiloxi - 2013-03-13 21:25

    Dear 2941 Children that this money could have educated throughout your lives, F**** you, Jacob Zuma

      Slick - 2013-03-13 21:43

      LOLOL shhhh dont wanna being doing F**** you to dear Jacob. He may have to take another shower yanno,lmao!!

  • Slick - 2013-03-13 21:37

    LOL , like we will ever be told the whole true truth and nothing but the whole true truth, so help me....erm Jacob!!! LOL enough said!

  • ANASKA - 2013-03-13 21:41

    We are all waiting in anticipation with the outcome of this long awaited report!! - Zuma's overdulgence of luxyrous means and shameless greed MUST BE SCRUTINISED AND FULLY INVESTIGATED and acted upon IMMEDIATELY!! - He has gotten away with this for FAR TOO LONG!! Zuma has failed miserably being an examplary President - YOU ARE A DISGRACE !!

      Rustic - 2013-03-14 00:12

      Rest assured, ANASKA, this report will never be fully investigated, but simply covered up by our now inglorious ANC government.

  • Christopher Madala - 2013-03-13 21:58

    it is an African leaders problem.greed , selfishness,unaccountability and many times did JZ tried to sue his critics.he always have investigators behind him all e time .pliz come clean jus for once

      Lucky Luke - 2013-03-14 08:01

      dreams unfortunately, these pigs believe they are above the rest, the citizens whom they are supposed to serve and yet screw at every opportunity. vote them out, make the compound a good rural school, we the taxpayer own it anyway!

  • Piet Pompies - 2013-03-13 21:59

    The ancestors will be angry if you don`t vote ANC. Are the ancestors happy with ANC corruption?

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  • mlondolozi.matshini - 2013-03-13 22:16

    They'll edit it(the report) for sure.

  • Sean Potgieter - 2013-03-13 22:17

    Just had a look at the rand/dollar exchange rate and all I have to say is: PLEASE GET RID OF THESE ANC VERMIN. ANC supporters, please for the love of high heaven STOP VOTING FOR THESE IDIOTS!. If you don't realize that they are going to ruin your lives, you soon will.

      Jesus - 2013-03-13 22:57

      Sean that's like asking the blind to guide you.. It can't be done! They will continue to vote for "their beloved anc". No stopping them as it is all they know and all they want. They would rather be hungry and dying before voting for anyone else!

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-03-14 06:49

    I wont even both to read the report, it will be nothing but a big cover up and the findings NO WRONG DOING. They appoint their own corrupt task teams. heh heh so funny. Nkandla is shrouded with lies and corruption, so much so, even zooomah's tongue twisted in his mouth. Now they wonder why people are angry why people dont believe them anymore. I suppose after the report is final, they will hold a huge church service to ask gods blessing and kill a few cattle and say thanks to their ancestors.

  • Uzziphathele KaSkhokho Tshabalala - 2013-03-14 06:50

    Why now????????,cover ups are done!!!!f***k u shower man....

  • Winile Locksmith - 2013-03-14 07:36

    I am so looking forward to the report, good or bad i'm waiting

  • Desire Jean Zwane - 2013-03-14 07:54

    well, we just goin to know about the report, for curiousity sake, no measures will be taken ater that?? don't you think

  • killanon - 2013-03-14 08:07

    There is no way that the report will be impartial, every one of the the investigators will problably be ANC and they will not tell the whole story, because they are also probably corrupt and receiving their payments when the report is finished. Every day you hear about a new task team for this and one for that. Why don't they root out all the corruption and stop wasting our mone on useless "task teams" that are also corrupt. This is stupid. In SOUTH AFRICA fairness does not exist. Corruption is rife

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-14 09:42

    Nxesi's report won't be worth the paper it is written on.

  • AgSies Man - 2013-03-14 10:49

    Strange - why was a task team from the Public Works Department tasked for this??? Surely an independent body such as the Public Prosecutor's office would have ensured an unbiased report???? Come to think of it... why is Ms Madonsela so quiet these days???? Just wondering...

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