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R49m spent on Nkandla consultants - DA

2013-03-12 20:09

Cape Town - More than R49m was spent on consultants involved in building projects at President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead, Democratic Alliance MP Anchen Dreyer said on Tuesday.

While the generally-accepted norm for consultants fees in the building industry was "about 18% of the total cost of the contract", those paid at Nkandla where "almost double" this figure, she told MPs in the National Assembly.

"While we know that the total cost for the Nkandla project amounts to R210m, the amounts paid on consultants warrant a closer look... a total of R49.1m was spent on consultants."

Dreyer said this figure included:

- payment of R2.8m to mechanical engineers Mustapha Cachalia;

- a total of R4.8m paid to two electrical engineering companies, Igoda Projects and CA du Toit;

- R5m to "Ramcon project manager";

- R6m to structural engineers Ibongho Consulting cc;

- R13.8m to quantity surveyors Ilangalethu Consulting; and,

- R16.6m to Minenhle Makanya Architects.

"In Nkandla, consultant fees constituted 30.4% of the total cost of the contract. This raises the question: Why were they paid so far above the industry norm?"

Dreyer called on Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi to table his report on spending at Nkandla "without any further delay".

Responding in the House, Nxesi said a preliminary investigation into spending at Nkandla had revealed "irregularities", and investigations, by both the public protector and the Special investigating Unit, were underway.

"Honourable Dreyer appears to have more information.

"Please, come forward with that information, we need it," he said.

Comments
  • SharonE - 2013-03-12 20:19

    These massive amounts are being bandied about as if they are no more than pocket change. So much wastage when so many people are in need. I rue the day Jacob became president...

      Jack - 2013-03-12 20:26

      Judging by the names of the worthy consultants, much more will be spent on maintenance than the purchase price, ala Gauteng Premier. As long as the money flows, the economy will flourish.

      Anti-PC - 2013-03-12 20:29

      I want to share a personal message received from a very good friend in Venezuela - and no, she did not write it about SA, she wrote it about her country. "My dear friend!!! You have no idea how much we want to win this elections! It's very important for us.. We are going from bad to worst.. It's getting impossible to live here... The economy, the misery, the people's mentality, their speech, the violence! So many things!! They just don't understand!! There's two kind of people that vote for them.. 1. The very very poor and ignorant.. They don't know better, they have their hope on them... And 2. The people that vote for them because they are becoming very rich!! Rich stilling, or working with them.. They say that the socialism and revolution is the correct way to manage the country but they are living the capitalism and the imperialism!! They just don't get it!!!! Have to be something and the middle! Progress, opportunity, education, concealing between all of us! I really hope we have a shot... But, Capriles radonsky it's actually going to elections with a death memory! Chavez! So unfair!"

      Stanley JM Marries - 2013-03-12 20:46

      @DelusionBuster....I take my hat off and throw it away,'cause I don't wana put it on while reading your comment...lol...that was brilliant...can you please put it as a comment off this topic..hope you get what I'm trying to say!!!

      Heathway Masters - 2013-03-12 20:49

      Very soon, such projects will fall under "a Key Point Development" and in the interest of NATIONAL SECURITY (We appear to be at war with the whole world - Has the ANC being keeping away from us the imminent destruction of SA under mutually destructive, pre-emptive Nuclear Strikes) The public therefore will be officially denied any information at all on such projects. Just how very convenient for this load of horse sh*t running under the non-deplume of the ANC.

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-03-12 21:12

      Hopefully someone is looking into who these consultants are and how they are giving kickbacks to Zipper and the Zombies...

      Gary Guy - 2013-03-12 21:59

      Oh thanks Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu, you reminded us of another one: 14) Thinking the ANC is the only party that can serve the people. P.S. You may think the DA is useless but we dont know yet because they have not been in power. We can't say the same about the ANC

      Nigel Vos - 2013-03-12 22:23

      I am a professional in the building industry – three things to ponder: 1 A Project Manager acting as Principal Agent (over the other professional) is very seldom needed and only when the project is exceeding complex and very large. The Architect, QS and / or the Civil / Structural Engineers can EASILY perform the Project Management function – that is where the profession started and an additional fee WAS NOT CHARGED! The R5m for that unnecessarily down the toilet and gone. The truth is that these Project Managers have very little expertise in the various other professions and are mostly obstructive because of lack of knowledge of those professions – a waste of the client’s money. 2 Quickly calculated the Architect’s fee ( and unless the whole project was broken up into very small portions - higher percentage the smaller the project) – I don’t come close to the Architect’s fee. 3 Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

      SharonE - 2013-03-12 22:46

      @ Mabhesha - I beg to differ! If the DA had not done its job as opposition, we would never have known about the textbooks that were never delivered to the schools. They fight for all South Africans every day, demanding explanations from government regarding wasteful spending of money meant for you and me and every citizen of this country. They are doing a very fine job indeed!

      Gary Guy - 2013-03-12 23:35

      @ Mabhesha - so what in your humble opinion do you think the DA is doing that is wrong and what do you think they (or an opposition in general) should do? For instance, do you think an opposition party should take the government to task for, at best, wasteful spending of billions of rands of the citizens money? Or are you of the opinion that the ANC has largely spent the taxpayers money wisely? State your case on this point.

      Gary Guy - 2013-03-13 00:06

      @Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - your naivety is beyond me. Most people know that the ANC has 66% of the seats in parliament and they all vote like sheep... so Alliances, how would that help?? You are also totally unaware of what the DA does in parliament but you base your hatred for the DA on their exposing your sacred ANC; either that, or because of their large white support base. You also assume that I am all in favour of the DA, well I am not ... I am in favour of anyone other than the ANC.

      Shannon Dane - 2013-03-13 01:13

      I never comment, but was reading this thread & had to. @Mabhesha, you do have a point. I must say, the DA come across as quite irritating sometimes. I went to Helen Zille's talk at UCT in 2009, she pushed me away rather than won my vote. But it is hard to go up against the ANC, really, really hard. But agree, they need to change tactics. @Gary Guy, comments like ur last 1 really annoy me. U were doing ok till just then. Just because he criticises DA doesn't mean he hates the DA or loves the "sacred ANC" 4 that matter, stop talking nonsense. The DA is not perfect, ok? It's so difficult to have a proper conversation around here when ppl keep bringing race into the equation, yes , in our political landscape its highly relevant. But the emotional subjective drivel ppl write on here makes me cringe.

      handy.andy.773 - 2013-03-13 08:27

      Never mind the high consulting fees, why did we pay for his house in the first place!?? I dont care if it costs R5, we should not be paying for it!

      handy.andy.773 - 2013-03-13 08:31

      Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - dude, have you lived in the WC? Compare that to the other ANC run provinces and tell me the DA is useless. However, you were probably educated by the ANC regime, so I don't really care about your uneducated, race induced opinion. Carry on voting ANC, I hope it works out for you.

      Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-13 08:56

      Handy Andy - now that we've agreed the DA is an incompetent opposition party, are we now moving on to its uselessness in government? Ok, lets see - the Western Cape, the favourite Zille-naut retort. I know what you'll say - the Western Cape has clean streets and smells like the chocolate factory. You know what, that is not something to win a party votes. Clean streets are a given in a normal society. That SA is an extraordinary society doesn't mean we should now throw the DA a huge party because it keeps Cape Town streets clean. South Africa needs socio-economic solutions more than it needs clean streets. The DA is unable to provide any socio-eonomic solutions because it has no ideas. Khayelitsha, Guguletu and Cape Flats residents will tell you to take your clean streets and shove them. And rightly so. How difficult can managing one province be. And the DA is failing at that too. The WC is drug infested and economically unequal in places. No socio-economic solutions. Just clean streets. Your clean streets argument is only possible because the ANC is doing worse. And I've already told you, the DA will be criticised by me whether or not the ANC is in government and whether of not you brand me ANC. Useless is useless. And no amount of trying to make this an ANC vs DA debate will make the DA better than what it is (not).

      Mikhail Breganski - 2013-03-13 09:58

      @Mabhesha. I see how you would oppose unquestioning support for a party, namely the DA, the same way I would oppose the unquestioning support of people in favour of the ANC. Competition is important in any environment, it forces parties to strive for efficiency - one thing you have to admit is of uttermost importance. True, the ANC have made significant improvements in service delivery, however, we find ourselves in a crisis of epic proportions. Youth unemployment spiralling out of control. Couples with this is a disgrace of an education system (one of the worst in the world) which acts as a catalyst to my aforementioned point. I couldn't care less who is in power as long as they are putting taxpayer money to good use. About 99% of our tax revenue is supported by 3.3 mln taxpayers. That is 6.6% of our population. This illustrates that economic disparity is getting worse - something that classes our nation as somehwat of a banana republic. Please list the successes of the ANC in the face of our most pressing issues at the moment. The only reason the DA has been unsuccesful is due to the ANC's monopoly and crooked tactics in government. Once the ANC lost their monopoly we will see a lot more successes in this country. In 2008, Helen Zille scooped the mayor of the world award #justsaying. Our next generation are going to inherit much baggage. Wake up, this is not about the DA and the ANC. This is about us taking our country into our own hands and correcting its downward fall

      Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-13 15:57

      Mikhail - you and I aren't too far away from each other. You only run into difficulties with me as soon as you ask me about the ANC. I don't care for the ANC; and I am not here to promote it. I am here to point out the untruth that the DA is a better alternative for us. It is not; and there is nothing in its track record that shows that it is. It has failed in opposition; and it has failed in the WC, outside of cleaning the streets. Now, those aren't the ANC's failures. They are the DA's failures. Expecting someone to accept the argument that "we are better than the ANC" is lowering the standards and is the very same thinking that DA supporters accuse ANC supporters of. Not a single DA supporter has been able to explain where the DA has been useful. I got the usual "you are a racist ANC supporter" response. No substance. And the reason for that is that the blind sheep think others are blind sheep. Two sides of the same coin and in the end, it's the country that ends up with no leadership. Hellen Zille's being voted the best local government leader (mayor) is irrelevant in a national government debate; All it shows is that she is fit to run the corner outlet. Running the head office requires other standards of measurement. Her party has not met those standards and telling us that we should consider her "competent" nonetheless is selling us short. That the DA is a competent party is an absolute myth that even DA supporters cannot dispute outside of loyalist arguments.

      Kenny Grass - 2013-04-03 16:37

      Wait until the account arrives for removing the showerhead and inserting a brain.

  • mantlekilo - 2013-03-12 20:20

    Special expertise was required....after all the person who will eventually occupy the 'palace' with his entourage is a high ranking Chinese General In Dual Charge of African Re-Education and Resource Management.........or something !

      jeremy002 - 2013-03-13 07:57

      I have a suggestion for News24 - when things like this are reported, why not include background music? I suggest 'Locomotive Breath' by Jethro Tull, to go with the the theme of the gravy train gathering steam. The refrain goes, "The train won't stop going - No way to slow down", and all the time there is this musically produced chuffing of a steam train going at full tilt. Check it out on You-Tube.

      toniindisgust - 2013-03-13 09:23

      love it! best comment yet hahahahahaha

  • dave.elmore.5 - 2013-03-12 20:20

    No, she is only disclosing the info you already have and we're hoping to hide

      dave.elmore.5 - 2013-03-12 20:20

      Were...

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-03-12 21:40

      Yep, just got to love the ministers saying "Honourable Dreyer appears to have more information. Please, come forward with that information, we need it," Dear minister she just did!!!

  • renier.lubbe.7 - 2013-03-12 20:22

    If it was possible to re-live my life I would come back as a consultant.

  • Desilusionada - 2013-03-12 20:23

    5 Million to tell them how to switch the lights on? 17 Million to design an elongated hut? Or did that include the soccer field? Wonder how much they paid to design the shelves of the Spaza shop? Or to plug the Coke fridge in?......

      dave.elmore.5 - 2013-03-12 20:31

      Definitely not stocked with coke lite

  • derek.francois.3 - 2013-03-12 20:24

    "Businesses who support us will prosper" as part of el Presidente's much touted NDP - National Destruction Plan................VIVA ANC VIVA CORRUPTION

      Jack - 2013-03-12 20:28

      Viva, Viva, all paid in cash no doubt by couriers from the Treasury.

  • erich.vonstalhein.14 - 2013-03-12 20:24

    Waster

      erich.vonstalhein.14 - 2013-03-12 20:24

      Taker

      erich.vonstalhein.14 - 2013-03-12 20:24

      Thief

      Adeeb Saban - 2013-03-12 20:28

      Pig

      Anti-PC - 2013-03-12 20:33

      Liar!

  • Purelaise - 2013-03-12 20:26

    Disgusting considering so many people go everyday without so much as a cent to get by and this idiot has spent R49m on people alone not even the costs of the homestead itself. Has this man or this government even seen what the majority of South Africans live like?

      SharonE - 2013-03-12 20:41

      The only time they acknowledge the existence of the majority of South Africans is every five years or so, at election time.

      Mandy Terrance Bond Bowles - 2013-04-21 18:47

      In those 5yrs or so, they live like kings & queens, filling their bank acc & pockets at every chance they get. Fat cats at our expence.

  • Cas Johan Kotze - 2013-03-12 20:27

    And so the cANCer spreads!!!

  • Henk Visser - 2013-03-12 20:28

    10 million here, 30 million there, our politicians don't care since it does not come out of their pockets.

      Jaap van Rensburg - 2013-03-12 20:43

      WHAT IS A PARASITE? A person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return. A parasite is a person who basically lives off another human beings, without planning to ever better themselves to enable them to pay back in any way possible. These persons basically take advantage of their numbers to overpower the host or persons they exploit and live off. Examples of this disease are BEE, EE, affirmative action and a general attitude of entitlement. Reasons could be the following: No values, victim mentality, unconscious incompetency, no responsibility and no accountability.

      Jack - 2013-03-12 22:49

      Solution is to cut off their oxygen; i.e. Money. They can trade with cattle.

  • Alan Street - 2013-03-12 20:33

    Well those idiots probably had to employ competetent consultants! Hence the double costing! As in the public service.

  • Zahir - 2013-03-12 20:35

    This why the anc needs the protection of corruption bill to be passed asap

      Nico de Jongh - 2013-03-12 21:23

      This is how the high and mighty agents in government siphon tax money to their 'connections'.

  • Bongani Nkosi - 2013-03-12 20:38

    This is just ridiculous. How can such money be spent is this kind of nonsense while our education systems is still down and not even competent. This just goes to how much far behind we are as a country

  • dave.elmore.5 - 2013-03-12 20:40

    Poor old Zoomer had a farm E I e I o And on that farm he had some pigs E I E I O With a Tina here and Gwede there Piyage here and Nathi there, Poor old Zoomer had a farm E I E I O And on that farm he had some wives E I E I O Here 4 wives there 5 wives, Here a wife there a wife, Poor ol Zoomer had a farm...

  • lacrimosewolf - 2013-03-12 20:45

    Doesn't matter how many numbers are revealed. The money is gone, never to be seen again. There will be no consequences just the usual 'tightening of processes' and promises of 'better oversight in future'. Meanwhile people in places like Mayflower and (near) Malibongwe are told "sorry there's no money for water or anything else. Try again next year". Like some SAPS members, certain sectors of the govt are sadists - utterly indifferent to the plight of the people they swore to serve.

      dave.elmore.5 - 2013-03-12 20:48

      They don't have to look as far as Mailbongwe, the shacks right outside the monument to theft and excess should be close enough

      Jack - 2013-03-12 22:54

      Don't be so negative. Money is being spent. Its going to BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Breittling, Rolex, SAP, Chancellor House, BAE, Ferrari, Prada, Johnny Walker, Lulu the local whore, Simphiwe, the local Sangoma, The One and Only..,Man the list just goes on.

  • Lemon Day - 2013-03-12 20:48

    At list the infrastructure is going to remain in SA soil, it's not going to some foreign country, tha'ts the good thing about Nkandla. It's an SA investment.

      Miandra van Zyl - 2013-03-12 20:51

      How is it a SA investment? How is it benefiting anyone on the streets? Are you getting any benefit of it? Dividends? Noo its only benefiting the president and his family and his friends who received the tenders

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-03-12 22:00

      Please explain. Are you and I going to benefit? Are the people living without water and sanitation going to benefit? I don't think so. The only person benefitting is the president and his family. While he earns millions he doesn't have to spend a cent. Everything is given to him in addition to this fat salary.

      Lemon Day - 2013-03-13 09:33

      South Africa as a Country will benefit,what about the people who took money from SA and go and build umpires in other countries?.that's day light robbery and fraudulent at the highest degree. That's why our people are poor,and yet you are worried about money which is spend on African soil

  • Griffin Matyolo - 2013-03-12 20:49

    South Africa open eyes its time to vote for opposition party we can't accept this nonsense. ANC has incurable disease like HIV

  • Piet Pompies - 2013-03-12 20:49

    Proves the lack of expertise in the government! How much of that 49m went under the table to open hands?

      dave.elmore.5 - 2013-03-12 20:58

      I would about 90%

  • Miandra van Zyl - 2013-03-12 20:54

    I can't understand how you can steal from your own people/voters who voted for you. Why not use the money for building schools, upgrading hospitals, roads etc. I'm ashamed for his part!! The world is laughing at us!!! We becoming a banana republic! So sad!! We must change this together!!

  • Pawel Poniatowski - 2013-03-12 20:58

    Impressive... I have a apartment that needs renovating, can I also have a million or 5???

  • Des Palm - 2013-03-12 20:58

    Let the Public Protector check the directors and shareholders of all these "consulting" companies. As a business owner I can only see this wanton and disrespectful wasting of money as a slap, (make that a hard punch), in the face of each hard working South African, regardless of colour or creed. And then this very same "government" has the audacity to tax the living daylights out of us.

  • Interesting - 2013-03-12 20:59

    I feel so sorry for the poor people of this country who could have benefited from that money...... however they themselves will vote for corruption again because they know no better.

  • marius.roodt.33 - 2013-03-12 20:59

    Here is a plan. As soon as his term ends, we all go there, and reclaim our tax money, or just all move in?? We then payed for it with tax money therefore it is everyones asset....

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-03-12 21:03

      Occupy! :)

  • chikomborero.dumba - 2013-03-12 21:07

    "Honorable Dreyer appears to have more information....please come forward with it we need it". You think you're being sarcastic Nxesi? This is a grave and serious indictment on your own knowledge of what is happening in your department. You basically know nothing! Zilch! Your inane and witless comments lucidly expose just whar a deplorable and bumbling ignoramus you are.

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-03-12 21:54

      The arrogance of this government knows no limits.

      Lemon Day - 2013-03-13 09:17

      Chikomborero. Means Nonqawuse.

  • chikomborero.dumba - 2013-03-12 21:11

    Lemon day, you have the reasoning of a lemon and IQ of a speed hump

  • Ian Robert Reid - 2013-03-12 21:16

    Cash flows like water when u own the cheque book??

  • Mandy Tilma - 2013-03-12 21:16

    wow amazing - while people are living in tin shacks - ONE man lives on the fat of the land. hope you sleep well at night while your loyal voters suffer in the cold and wet. Human rights please do something - this is gross exploitation and pure slavery. How could this happen.

      Piet Fourie - 2013-03-12 21:50

      Zuma's oppulence. I'm quite sure Zoom never had the idea of lagging to far behind his big friend Bob !

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-03-12 21:51

      And the huge question is - what has he done to deserve this luxury? Millions of people have fought and suffered for this freedom and what have they received in return? A lot of promises - while zuma and his friends have so much that they can waste!

  • Thembinkosi Jozie - 2013-03-12 21:16

    We don't want to know only the names of these companies but also the names of the owners and shareholders. We want to see all invoices job reports and quotations from other companies and suppliers

  • justin.judson - 2013-03-12 21:17

    SA became a banana Republic a long time ago!

  • Al Loots - 2013-03-12 21:40

    Now that we know there were irregularities can we please move to the next level. The Asset Forfeiture Unit swoop in and lay claim to this property. After all, it was built fraudulently

  • blessing.khumalo.90 - 2013-03-12 21:49

    Hold your horses opposition partys the investigations are under way,we are all concern about the Inkandla gate but lets wait for the outcome of the investigations especialy the public pritector one

  • blessing.khumalo.90 - 2013-03-12 21:51

    To me u dont sound or look south african so let us deal with our problems without your interference please

  • Jerome Fakoe - 2013-03-12 21:54

    Our hard earned money, which could have been used for charities, rdp houses, payment towards e-tolls, education, policing, improved health service, increased policing, more classrooms, bursaries to the jobless to acquire skills, medication at hospitals,books for schools, libraries, water to the poor, mobile clinics, etc etc...but no its the same ignorant so called poor that will once again vote for the magnificent ANC.....we are Zimbabwe whether we like it or not...only difference is Mugabe doesn't smile at you when he steals.

  • George Pito - 2013-03-12 21:56

    Real consultants dont have work. This is the problem in this country. I believ Architects must cahrge 10%. Engineers like the electrical guys very credible but had to make it with a BEE component quite reasonable.The PAIA intoduced should now kick in and then lets see the GM used by these companies. The point is actually not this. It is rather where did the funds come from and why if private why did department of public works get involved. If it was private funds as claimed everything is justified and the overheads must not come from tax payers money and GM and the process was legal. Then the PM I dont know. 15% are useally the norm for very high tech stuff not for thach roof buildings.

      Nigel Vos - 2013-03-12 22:40

      George - nonsense - you make a global sweeping statement about fees which is wrong; get your facts right before you comment. It will take too long to explain. I am an architect - we work off a recommended fee scale which is published in the Government Gazette - and is variable - look it up.

      Nigel Vos - 2013-03-12 22:42

      George - the government allows up to about 17% total and that is for every tyoe of Consultant possible - a project manager is not needed.

  • George Pito - 2013-03-12 22:05

    I must say I know for a fact that the DA in the Western Cape make use of some of the same consultants. They actually are just the same but they cover up much better.

  • Roussina Veleva - 2013-03-12 22:15

    such a shame.....people,so many, are starving.....and politicians spend like this....such a shame. And it is not of importance who we will vote for, as the chances of Fair elections are very slim.....now

      Sally Lewitt - 2013-03-12 23:29

      A complete disgrace and insult to the poor.. how many GO to sleep hungry every night! Sies!

  • Stephan Butler - 2013-03-12 22:17

    Thank you Mr Zuma for letting people live in tin shacks with no water and electricity. Hope you sleep nice in your Nkandla home because it might burn down like some unsafe tin shacks you force people to live in. You are a great example for the people that voted and will still vote for your corrupt thieving government. The poor will become more poorer in this country with this ANC government due to the spending spree you and your ministers do with tax money.

  • Stephan Butler - 2013-03-12 22:22

    Thank you Mr Zuma for letting people live in tin shacks with no water and electricity. Hope you sleep nice in your Nkandla home because it might burn down like some unsafe tin shacks you force people to live in. You are a great example for the people that voted and will still vote for your corrupt thieving government. The poor will become more poorer in this country with this ANC government due to the spending spree you and your ministers do with tax money.

  • Interesting - 2013-03-12 22:32

    Over 200million spent of tax payers money. Thats fact u twat. What else u want to investigate.

  • Stephan Butler - 2013-03-12 23:09

    Thank you Mr Zuma for letting people live in tin shacks with no water and electricity. Hope you sleep nice in your Nkandla home because it might burn down like some unsafe tin shacks you force people to live in. You are a great example for the people that voted and will still vote for your corrupt thieving government. The poor will become more poorer in this country with this ANC government due to the spending spree you and your ministers do with tax money.

  • Garth Labuschagne - 2013-03-12 23:24

    O think Zuma got confused with the 49m campaign

  • Danie Baard - 2013-03-12 23:28

    Thank you SARS for reminding us that these dreams can not come true without our help. Thank you, thank you.

  • Stephan Butler - 2013-03-12 23:34

    I wish Zuma would register on News24 so he can read what the citizens write here of him. But then again he's to uneducated.

  • Stephan Butler - 2013-03-12 23:37

    @ News24 why don't you use my comment to make a storie? Thank you Mr Zuma for letting people live in tin shacks with no water and electricity. Hope you sleep nice in your Nkandla home because it might burn down like some unsafe tin shacks you force people to live in. You are a great example for the people that voted and will still vote for your corrupt thieving government. The poor will become more poorer in this country with this ANC government due to the spending spree you and your ministers do with tax money.

  • Johnson - 2013-03-13 07:29

    then SARS warns tax payers - my God why are we still paying tax - its just being wasted at a rate of no return

  • Ferdi Preller - 2013-03-13 07:29

    Eee yesss! My presidant stay in beeeeg makuku sothat i cannot have e job! Viva! Nkandla!

  • liz.rudy.3 - 2013-03-13 08:22

    Heard on the news yesterday that SA has spent R28 BILLION Rand on fruitless and wasteful expenditure in the last financial year.

      Paul Georgeades - 2013-03-13 11:04

      Is that all lolololol I'm sure it's more that's what they r telling us,I'm sure we can almost double it.....

  • JR - 2013-03-13 09:28

    The opposition must get stronger, be it DA, AGANG, COPE, anyone. We must beat this scourge before we (those still able to sit around reading internet articles and writing comments) are in the same position as our shack dwelling, pit pooping, water lacking, electricity thieving (all by neccesity) brothers and sisters.

  • ANASKA - 2013-03-13 09:44

    Nkalanda is like a NEVER ENDING homestead of opulance - from R28million to R49million - ZUMA YOU SHOULD STICK YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND of shame - the investigation into you blatant thievery will be revealed soon!!

  • Sonnyboy Mathebula - 2013-03-13 12:43

    that ur tax going to drain like this mmxmm!!!!!!!!!!!