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R1.5bn for Zuma road

2012-11-11 17:30

Johannesburg - A R1.5bn “Jacob Zuma Highway”, that will link the president’s home town with the northern parts of  KwaZulu-Natal, is being built by a private businessman.

But mystery surrounds the funding of the project by Moeti Mpuru’s Korong Capital Partners, who took over the project from the KwaZulu-Natal transport department in September last year.

The highway - which will run from Kranskop, through Nkandla, to Vryheid - is already under construction.

It is the latest infrastructure project involving Zuma’s home town following a R248m upgrade to the  president’s homestead, plans to build a R2bn town close to Nkandla and a R582m face-lift on roads leading to Nkandla.

City Press is in possession of a letter written by Mpuru in October last year, in which he states his company was given “authority” by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government, through the transport department, to “secure development funding” for the surfacing of the “Jacob Zuma Highway”.

The road - officially known as Main Road P16 - is a major upgrade to an existing 170km gravel road that runs through Qudeni, Nkandla and Silutshana.

Questions are now being asked about the viability of the funding after Mpuru approached a local construction company for a R1m “loan” to pay legal fees to release funding for the project.

The relatively unknown Mpuru didn’t respond to text or e-mail messages.

Although he identified his role as securing development funding, former transport minister S’bu Ndebele told Parliament in October last year that Mpuru’s company would fund the project.

In response to a question by IFP MP Petros Sithole, Ndebele said the KwaZulu-Natal transport department had completed the designs for 11km of the road from Nqutu “and were ready to advertise the tender for construction of the first phase”.

But according to Ndebele in mid-September last year, “the international donor, Korong, has confirmed [its] commitment to funding the construction of the upgrade of the entire gravel section of Main Road P16 to the [department’s] blacktop standards”. 

Backlog blamed on weather

Ndebele said Korong would be “leading the construction of this road which, after construction, will be handed over to the [KZN transport department] for asset management and routine maintenance”.

Construction would take four years, Ndebele said, ending in the 2015/2016 financial year.

Last week, City Press found that work had begun on preparing the surface on a stretch of road between Silutshana and Qudeni. A truck was off-loading stone, but work stopped because of heavy rain.

Locals said work had progressed slowly because of bad weather.

No contractors' boards were visible on the road, which climbs in and out of the Tugela Valley. An upgrade is sorely needed. It took City Press almost six hours to negotiate the 170km of gravel road.

In his letter to the local construction company, dated 7 October last year, Mpuru said the project was “completely undertaken” by Korong and includes the “funding, procurement of the various service providers[(consulting engineers and contractors] and the payment thereof”.

Mpuru is Korong’s only registered director.

US-based attorney

Through his “partners”, Mpuru said, he had secured funding for the project, but needed to pay a US-based attorney $100 000 (R870 000) in legal fees for the “initial phase of the funding” to be released.

It is not clear who Mpuru’s partners or funders are and whether they are based in the US.

Mpuru offered the local construction company the first 10km of the road - and more work - in return for a loan of R1m to pay the US lawyer.

He added: “The repayment of R1m to [the construction company] will be effected during the normal course of implementing the project and on agreed terms.

"On completion of the 10km, [the company] will be considered a strategic partner for implementation of a further 10km, taking into account timing in further designs of the road.”

KwaZulu-Natal transport spokesperson Kwanele Ncalane said the department had given Mpuru an “ultimatum”
to provide a concrete progress report on work done on the project after failing to meet several earlier deadlines demanded by the provincial cabinet.

Ncalane said Korong had not attended several meetings to discuss progress, which left the provincial government unhappy.

He said government had not committed funds to the road beyond the cost of design for the first 11km.

Deadline


Ncalane was unable to say where the funding for the project was coming from and couldn’t say how much government had already spent on the road.

“We were approached by the consultant who undertook to pay for the cost of the project. KwaZulu-Natal transport will take responsibility for the road and its maintenance once work is completed,” he said.

Ncalane said if a January deadline was not met, “government will take the road back”.

He was unable to comment on Mpuru’s R1m loan-for-work request, but said the company had to “meet the department’s standards, both in quality of work and ethical business practices. If not, there will be action.”

A former member of the Azanian Students Organisation, Mpuru keeps a low public profile. His Matimba  Resources was the BEE partner of Australian miner Blackthorn Resources in a nickel-platinum project at Mokopane.

He couldn’t secure R4m to buy Blackthorn’s 74% equity in the project early last year.

Zuma Highway

Comments
  • mmoledis - 2012-11-11 11:17

    At least for that one is not like renovating individuals home with the expenses of the citizens, on this one we will all benefit as it will be used by all, let Mangaung and national elections come and go we will have another dilemma maybe not of property renovations but of some thing again.

      lownabester - 2012-11-11 17:45

      I dont trust this, Somebody is hiding a lot of secrets.

      darren.raath.5 - 2012-11-11 17:46

      all roads lead to nkandlaville!!!! wait! only one that costs R1.5 billion secretly paid for by tax payers!!!

      geronimo.feather - 2012-11-11 17:48

      And pray tell how many people drive between these unheard of rural places? Vryheid I know of, but the rest? Uh uh, this is just for the benefit of the prez and his money leeching cronies.

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-11 17:59

      What about buying a bakkie for the gravel road? Waste of money that could have gone to services for the poor!

      mthobelazn - 2012-11-11 18:01

      Dear Creater of all things humans included... can u please take this human So that all other humans can leave in a free corrupt state. The state i have always thought i'll see under a democracy...

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2012-11-11 18:02

      Jacob "Compound" Zuma, you are the biggest corrupted lying tax thief this country has ever seen. And you call yourself a leader. Leading the other cANCer thief's!!! Bafoon!!!!

      renny.meere - 2012-11-11 18:15

      Simple case of abuse of power.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-11 18:15

      Come on people, this is another scam. The taxpayer will end up funding this self serving project. Investigate it. Where is SARS when you need them? Hawks?. All roads lead to Zipper...

      pierre.nortje.581 - 2012-11-11 19:06

      This is actually the highway to hell.

      derek.edwards.75491 - 2012-11-11 22:05

      You couldn't make it up!! Who wants to bet me that with in the year there will be the announcement or leak that an airport is under construction for X billion as it will BEE of great benefit to all in the area (mmoledis will believe it)

      derek.edwards.75491 - 2012-11-11 22:10

      You couldn't make it up!! Who wants to bet me that with in the year there will be the announcement or leak that an airport is under construction for X billion as it will BEE of great benefit to all in the area (mmoledis will believe it)

      heathway.master - 2012-11-11 23:00

      Typical case of you scratch my back and I will scratch yours. Not a single investor in this world would ever invest 1.5 billion rand, unless there was at least double that amount coming back to him, in some form or other. Scenario 2 - All funded by the Tax payer, with lie following upon lie, following upon lie, to conceal the source of finance.

      heathway.master - 2012-11-11 23:12

      I don’t think there could be a single thinking South African of any skin colour, who would have imagined that a developed country like South Africa, could have ever ended up with the nightmare Government it presently has.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-11-12 07:56

      Negotiations are underway for tenders for a toll plaza

      johan.uys.75 - 2012-11-12 09:07

      Will it be a t(r)oll-road?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-12 10:52

      Pierre Nortje.581 I like Chris Rea's version better.

      Msika - 2012-11-12 11:39

      At least jobs will be created for that 4 year period.

      thando.gqabaza - 2012-11-12 12:54

      Waiting for that @$$hole Mac Maharaj to spin something about this. Oh wait , this is the road OBAMA will use right Mac ?

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-11-12 17:54

      The sheeple think this road was built for them because "they is suffering"........ Bwaaaaahaaaaahaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      KennySven - 2012-11-12 19:35

      Wait for it,next it will be an electric fence plus 24 hour armed security around his Kraal to keep his maidens from escaping and keeping the Tokalosh out. SHOWERHEAD QUOTE:I'YA,THEES TINGS I MUUST HAVIE AS ZIS HIS Mi TRADITIOUN.

      nasheenar - 2012-11-13 14:26

      164 residents were thrown into the streets and their informal homes gutted. This money could have been used to house the poor.@MMoledis you cannot see the good in this as the intention was not for the benefit of people "The demolition of houses in Lenasia was in the best interests of poor residents, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday".

      jacques.otto.50 - 2012-11-13 17:57

      Promise you they wont have etols on this road

  • shimiPetje - 2012-11-11 12:42

    Is it just me or do I detect some chinese influence here...

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-11 18:16

      Someone is making a bundle and it is all corrupt...

      vandross.ntshegi - 2012-11-11 18:27

      Mxm he is aware that he is no way serving for another term, so he is just taking the advantage of the time left

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-11-11 18:55

      I smell a very stinky rat, sounds like this Mpuru is a fly by nite fraud that's gonna pocket lots of money and run. Sounds like the typical sort of character zoomer like to do business with, probably some sort of kickback for zoomer involved here as well.

      al.pal.106 - 2012-11-13 12:26

      I seem to be either misinformed or my math skills seem to be eluding me. Gauteng E-Toll project if memory is correct cost R20 billion for 185 km of upgraded existing roads. This one is R1.5 billion for 170km of brand new road where none existed before, I seem to be missing something here. Can someone please help me with either correct information or the solution to my math problem. Additionally I think many ANC officials talk about user pays method for Gauteng E-Tolls will the same principal be used here? What is the cost of this toll road and what are the expected car numbers and pricing to pay for the etoll system and R1.5 billion in construction? How was the ROI calculated? Or the needs analysis done? Spain is suffering terribly with highways that were built and tolled only to have 10% projected usage figures.

      profLebza - 2012-11-15 10:26

      hahaha, boy, we paying tax for this bus head to misuse our moola.... 1.5 bn for a road? what kind of madness is that?

  • frlkmoeta - 2012-11-11 14:07

    This is gibberish, why should every cent go to Zuma. Zuma is no a foster child. It's grossly rubbish.

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-11-13 12:37

      The so-called 'theory' of the National Democratic Revolution - by which a drive towards absolute power is placed above constitution, law, economy and every civic freedom – was bequeathed to the ANC in exile by the Communist Party. For 'revolution', read violent take-over of power. For 'national', read the interests of a criminal and unaccountable political bureaucracy. For 'democratic', read dictatorship.

  • wesley.nel.5 - 2012-11-11 17:40

    Being build by a private business man and been paid by the tax payers. Bloody corrupt people

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-11 18:04

      Watch them putting up a toll plaza, must be something in it for the business man.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-11 17:42

    OH for F*** sake!!!! How MUCH more will those that voted for this idiot allow him to steal from us all!!! GET RID OF HIM before we all starve to death!

      debduplessis - 2012-11-11 17:43

      where is Carte Blanche??

      SharonE - 2012-11-11 18:19

      Gives new meaning to the phrase : We're on a road to nowhere....

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-11-11 18:59

      Zoomer is beginning to look more and more like the typical dictator personality each day. He spends money at will and recons he is accountable to NOBODY

  • suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-11-11 17:43

    wow, I have neva even heard of these towns before, they should really be of national importance like PE, CT or JHB.

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-11 17:59

      It's all actually quite quaint up and around there! The times I've driven up normally starting from Muden and once upon a time that veritable Orange Winery, then through the wastelands and thornscrub down through the valley resembling an isolated burning desert and by the end of the 90's most settlements vanished due to AID's death scourge - wattle & daub all gone gone gone, and even up to the amazing Nqutu Falls. Yes, the region can be assimilated into being a "National Strategic Point" by someone determined to fawn at the tribal royals toes, which palaces won't be too distant via Magudu too. Productivity - minimal or zilch! Water - a few drops under some boulders. Industry - making lots of child grants. Access to Tekwini city centre of street urchins and 'Westpoint - http://bit.ly/ZkSiiP' lifestyle IMMINENT at this rate of profligate theft of funding. Think of it this way - even Sisulu wouldn't need to fly in jets to do an hour ANC Showtime as she could flaunt some convoy's of BMW's instead complete with blue lights so the kiddies could scamper off into the dust. And as fpr the police having to barricade the area to stop "Clever Blacks" gaining easy entrance to the nearby compounds and khayas, well they've always been a bloodthirsty bunch from Tugela Ferry. How bug is YOUR spear?

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-11 17:43

    411 scam - paying fees upfront to get money? OR welcome to the new 'Westpoint' = http://bit.ly/ZkSiiP .

  • zahierm - 2012-11-11 17:45

    There's a helluva lot more to this than meets the eye.

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-11-11 17:47

    Zuma's thieving and gluttonous ways have made any project to do with his hometown seem suspicious and unethical. I feel for the local people who deserve all these amenities,like all citizens, but have had their construction tainted by Zuma

  • piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-11 17:49

    President Nkandla wants to make sure that by the time Mangaung Elective Conference come he would have evrything that he ever dreamt of just in case he is voted out. Two worst things that ever happened to our country since the dawn of democracy: #1 Sello Julius Malema, #2 Jacob Gedleyehlekisa Zuma.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-11-11 17:52

      Well said Piet

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-11 18:49

      Oh well, breaking news, he has just been outvoted as head of the ANC YAY!!!! Bye bye Zuma!!!!

      bosveld.reaper - 2012-11-11 19:23

      no the worst thing to happen to this country was the NP and now the ANC....

      morris.khunou - 2012-11-12 13:53

      @ yaya! What were you smoking Dude or just waken up from a romantic dream? @ Piet,I would have done the same under the circumstances, It is actually far less than the weapons and money stollen by NP when black gov took over.

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-12 17:40

      @Morris, we cant do wrong things and hide behind NP or apartheid for that matter. I am sure you would agree with me that two wrong do not make right, they only make the situation worse. When something is wrong, it is wrong we cant keep comparing it with something that is also wrong, at then say this wrong is better than that one.

      morris.khunou - 2012-11-13 10:07

      @Piet. Politics just like life is not only about right or wrong! Sometimes you do wrong to make right i.e. Afirmative Action. Some situations you understand better when you are in not out! As you might be aware this platform is not about sensible, sincere and honest discussions.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-11-11 17:50

    Anarchy Nepotism Corruption - business as usual on the gravy train.

  • Asif Asmal - 2012-11-11 17:50

    The stories just get more and more ridoculous. How much more of this are we the taxpayer to digest?

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-11-11 17:55

    Zuma or should I say King Zuma of the Zulu's why don't you just steal all the money have 100 wives become the greatest King of the Zulu's we have ever seen cause it's the only way he can become a Zulu monarch he is not a direct descendent of the royal blood line..so steal everything king Zuma!!Everything you thief!!!

  • mart.botha - 2012-11-11 17:58

    If the truth be told, Nkandla's Palace is the proposed residence of the Chinese Premier of the China Red Africa Province (CRAP)which is the whole area south of the 'Limpompo' River. Zuma is tipped to stay on as an adviser to said Premier providing he makes it past Mangaung ! Do the happenings of the past few months make a bit more sense to you now!?

      superfastglue.stickittodaman - 2012-11-11 18:52

      @mart , you hit the nail on the head , it's has everything to do with communism .

      brendon.napier - 2012-11-12 10:12

      Here is someone with the right knowledge

      morris.khunou - 2012-11-12 14:06

      What is your source Mantlekilo, or are you just fantasising to appeace?

  • BulletProof. - 2012-11-11 18:03

    Who he thinks he is, GOD or what??@!#$%^

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-11 18:03

    Mr Mpuru, you are in a scam. You or the funder of the R 1 000 000 will lose that money. Run my man, run.

  • wilhelm.grobbelaar - 2012-11-11 18:06

    I hope he pays for his own road. Cause we can't afford it.

  • numerofigo - 2012-11-11 18:08

    Bosso ke Mang?

  • ewroux - 2012-11-11 18:10

    I wonder if Sanral will erect a toll gate on the whole stretch of the highway so that Mr Zuma and his family/friends/colleagues whatever also pay for this Nkandlaville Highway! Etoll for Nkandlaville Highway forward!

  • ewroux - 2012-11-11 18:12

    They can start erecting the gantries as soon as the highway has been tarred! as was the case in Gauteng! Forward erecting the gantries after the tarred highway forward!

      rohin.jadin - 2012-11-11 18:51

      bearing in mind that the president's expenses are paid by the state, that would mean you and I would be paying for those tolls. So not such a good idea.

  • nhlamulo.lesley - 2012-11-11 18:13

    So the spending spree of tax payers money continues

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2012-11-11 18:23

      Read the full article, don't make a f of yourself

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-11-11 21:06

      well your zulu clown and his king constantly makes an a$$ of themselves

  • judith.taylor.56 - 2012-11-11 18:16

    Stranger and stranger

  • LizeMayB - 2012-11-11 18:23

    Dear mister ( so called President ) Zuma. Congratulations on finally getting things your way. Also a warm congratulation on mind washing and manipulating a lot of the voters. End of the day its not me that has to account for your wrong doings and corruption. Every bit of work I personally put into our lovely country, you destroy withing 5 seconds...

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-11-11 18:26

    hahahah omg this is a joke...really.

  • Hasani P - 2012-11-11 18:27

    Mr.President of the Republick of SA, may you please give us hope that what we hear is just some kind of a joke.We want to be proud of you but these stuff we read every day leave a bad taste in our mounths

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2012-11-11 18:31

      If you read a full article it is only you and a few that are either lazy to read or think that are woried: the arttcle is clear that Mr president has nothing to do with this road,

  • musawenkosi.zwane.54 - 2012-11-11 18:28

    When money goes to grant you complain. When money goes to building roads you complain. When money is given to the peasants you complain. When is given to education you complain. When Zuma say something you complain. When black miners strike you complain. When education system changes you complain. When Mandela is being put on our money you complain. When street names are changed you complain. When soccer is being seen as a better sports than rugby/cricket you complain....... What do you want to be done for you guys to be happy? For I right now i would be happy if they can remove Mandela from our money nowomes deserves to be there besides the big five...

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-12 11:05

      Musawenkosi.zwane.54. Yes and I complain when people write a lot of tripe.

      morwen.fourie - 2012-11-12 21:54

      If you ate today.....thank a farmer....food for THOUGHT.

  • FinalJustice - 2012-11-11 18:29

    Despicable!

  • phillipmongatane - 2012-11-11 18:33

    Corruption at its best. Zuma is proberly the most corrupt individual in the country.

  • nramohale - 2012-11-11 18:38

    this s total madnes....dose figures r too much

  • profesas1 - 2012-11-11 18:40

    The worst is yet to come

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-11 18:41

    As a BMW GS 1200 driver I think the goverment should stop spoiling our fun by tarring all the roads! Bikers unite. Vote LDORBATOOGR -Long Distance Off Road Bikers Against Tarring Of Our Gravel Roads. Tarr the bloody roads that are already tarred. Leave our roads alone. You are discriminating against us because we are in the minority. You bikest pigs. We have constitutional rights too ,like the right of freedom to ride where we want. If you think you will oppress us, we will resist. We will drive next to the tarr.That gravelroad is a in a perfect condition for an offroad bike. Why spoil it. Once you tarred it, you will have to maintain it, something government is not good at. In years to come no one will be able to use it. Mr President let the taxman buy you a GS as well. It is a brilliant motorcycle. The trip to Nkandla on that bike will be better than any gravy train you have ever been on. And when you go overseas you can load it into Gravyplane 1. If you havent got a bike license, I know where we can buy one. We must just for the Info bill to be promulgated, then we can keep everyone in the dark. Talking about the dark! Me and you Mr President always had a deal. I will be the one who puts off the last lights as I would be the last one to emigrate. Now I notice that Escom has taken over this responsibility. But Mr President I like you, you are much more approachable than your predecessor. Your open door policy is really refreshing, especially at correctional services.

      Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-11-11 19:27

      well said tiaan, even if i dont agree with some of the points u made but i mst admit that you know how to criticise constructively, not these emotional comments with hatred and fueled with racism every minutes toward our President and other black ministers made by the so-called educated bloggers.

      tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-18 12:28

      I really want a better country for all of us. We will not convince each other of our ways if we play the person and not the ball!

  • richard.zanner - 2012-11-11 18:41

    IS this also going to be a toll road or is this opne free.

  • tasmee.hylkema - 2012-11-11 18:42

    He was unable to comment on Mpuru’s R1m loan-for-work request, but said the company had to “meet the department’s standards, both in quality of work and ethical business practices. If not, there will be action.” This has got to be the joke of the year, the departments high ethical business practise haaa haaa!!! I would not be surprised if this is another deal where kickbacks go straight into the pockets of some connected individual in government.

  • norman.buchalter - 2012-11-11 18:42

    Someone is getting a huge kickback here. Public roads being upgraded by a private individual or company to the tune of R1.5bill? Smell a rat as to whether this individual is not going to reimbursed through government coffers - that is our tax money. Couldn't raise a million for "legal expenses' yet can afford R1,5bill? Sorry. Not born yesterday. Are there other "guptas" is the background waiting for more favours in exchange? And what are these favours promised?

  • mike.jankelowitz - 2012-11-11 18:47

    This is perhaps why Zuma wants to push through the secrecy bill? That way he can declare this and other irregular activities as Goverment Secret information and no one will ever hear of it. If this secrecy bill goes through, South Africa is over. We will become a nightmare worse than Zimbabwe. The clock is ticking.......

  • Mlu.Tolo - 2012-11-11 18:49

    Wait ! this is all crap, we are being made fools. 1+1=2 people

  • SMIL3Y - 2012-11-11 18:55

    Conspiracy. Lies to cover up lies. Does the cANCer really think all SA citizens are as dumb as they think we are? And if some reason there is a legitimate anonymous fund paying for it I still bet its corrupt money either by tenders or tax payers money labeled as some other fund.

  • btloti - 2012-11-11 18:58

    Mark my words:\Zuma will remain in history the worst thing that ever happened to our ANC\. Zuma ur plans to rebuild a strong zulu mornachy at our expense will fail. We will recall u immidiately after national elections and leave ur Zumaville with a bill that will be paid 10 generations after ur demise. My words will be remembered in history.

  • hitting.thefan - 2012-11-11 19:02

    Corruption all over because all of a sudden Nkandla is a priority area. What happens after Zuma is out of office, the area becomes a white elephant!

      nicky.saaiman.1 - 2012-11-11 19:18

      No a Black one

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2012-11-11 21:16

      Ningakhathazeki siphuma khona thi we will still use it

  • kosta.kalarytis - 2012-11-11 19:04

    The road to hell is paved with bad intentions...

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-11-11 19:07

    Is he the next billionaire tenderpreneur?

  • juan.persent - 2012-11-11 19:09

    Pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-11 19:10

    if you look closely, you can see said businessman with his head up Zumas ass...

  • daniel.w.gie - 2012-11-11 19:16

    wonderful , at least we can see the stolen funds being put to use .

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-11 19:48

      You need to go see that area - when it rains there will not even be a stone left, let alone a lot of washed away rubbish as erected by Malema's false construction criminal companies up around Limpopo that has had to be put under control and bailed out ALSO at huge tax payers expense. In fact, I cannot think of a single broad Backed Black Entitled Embezzler road built in KZN that still exists, even more so as you head down to the eroded xhosa-nostra washaway gravel lands and mthatha knee deep in filth

  • maphepane.baiocco - 2012-11-11 19:18

    i hope this shower womaniser will NOT be re-elected. Totally pathetic! !!

  • truthbetold221 - 2012-11-11 19:26

    I don't mind development in the country, but I have a serious problem with everything happening at Nkandla, not to mention how much is being spent. Honestly it makes me think the zulus have their own country and president, and South Africa is yet to get one.

  • sphala - 2012-11-11 19:31

    Aowa, enough is enough...mr showerman

  • mauritius.klerk - 2012-11-11 19:32

    Payed by Private businessman , Mr Tax Payer, from 7% Population Road.

  • graham.greeff - 2012-11-11 19:33

    OMG when will this ever stop. Have you noticed that wherever one goes for an outing or visit, the main topic of conversation is about this corrupt money stealing government,the abuse of power when there are millions of starving people who need homes,health care. Now wonder why we are all thinking of leaving this beautiful country.

  • peter.strydom.37 - 2012-11-11 19:49

    Is it April 1, only a fool will think of doing this, there is a saying "even fools can be found in rich men"