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Zuma knew about Nkandla costs - report

2012-11-23 08:46

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma knew exactly how much of taxpayers’ money was being spent on the upgrade to his Nkandla residence, a report on Friday stated.

The Mail&Guardian revealed that Zuma was given “exhaustive details” about the progress at the Nkandla complex as early as November 2010.

This brought into question his vehement denial in Parliament last week that he was unaware of the scale of the project.

Last week, Zuma said in response to a question in the National Assembly: "All the buildings and every room we use in that residence was built by ourselves as family, and not by government.

Zuma said he was "aggrieved" by media reports that government had paid more than R200m for his home.

"On TV, they showed the house that I paid for. And they lie that it has been built by government. It has not been built by government.

In the documents, the Nkandla project was referred to as “prestige project A” and showed how Zuma’s private contribution fell by half from R20m to just over R10m, while total costs more than doubled.

The documents also showed that taxpayers paid for buildings for personal use by the Zuma family and not for security, as was also claimed by the department of public works.

Some of the documents were marked “top secret”.

The total cost of construction escalated from R111.3m in 2010 to R248m in 2012, the documents in the M&G’s possession show.

 

Comments
  • Mike - 2012-11-23 08:52

    Scumbag !

      rontheogre - 2012-11-23 08:59

      Ok, with respect, SCUMBAG!Better?

      grant.hide - 2012-11-23 09:02

      You dont have running water, you live in a shack, you ride in a taxi. That man buys mansion, flashy cars, drinks johny walker and writes cheques for millions. What is wrong with this picture, those millions were meant for people like you thabo, not just the man on top. Catch a wake up pls.

      andreviljoenjoubert - 2012-11-23 09:19

      @Thabo, Why? He doesn't respect you, me or anyone!

      kevin.vanblerk - 2012-11-23 09:21

      Respect is earned! Do you think he has earned it? Not a chance.

      Faahim - 2012-11-23 09:24

      @Bennie.kruger, you've provided the perfect snap shot of Zuma's mentality. @Thabo.mdodo, your president is abusing my hard earned taxes, in fact im his employer and can say what i want when i want!!

      trevor.myburgh.12 - 2012-11-23 09:26

      @Thabo a terrible curse will come over him or her that corrupts his people. (BIBLICAL) I am glad I am not one of his people. He and his loyal thieving, dishonest, corrupt followers will get what they deserve.

      MallyGold - 2012-11-23 09:55

      @Thabo: The president behaves like a pig of a person and treats us like his dogs. He cannot be trusted ... much the same ilk as Dingaan.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-23 10:02

      Tabo.mdodo. It is useless to keep saying respect is earned. Tell me why do you feel we should respect a liar and a cheat?. In our culture truth and honesty prevail I thought in yours too.

      Klaus - 2012-11-23 10:17

      It is those 4500 foolish, corrupt ass'es who for obvious reasons keep that abomination in power - see Mangaung

      ppisciotta - 2012-11-23 10:48

      Thabo - you shouldn't type like DAT. The word is "that" you IDIOT.

      travis.vermaak - 2012-11-23 10:51

      Absolutely no respect will ever be given this THIEVING PIG that is supposed to be our called president. I give the current ANC the same level of respect, NOTHING. If this is the best quality president the ANC can muster, they do not deserve and ounce of respect. ANC and ZUMA MAKE ME SICK!!!

      lee.ferreira - 2012-11-23 11:13

      Respectfully, SCUMBAG par excellence!!

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-11-23 11:32

      WOW .. what a sick corrupt government .. not just zuma, but the scumbags that cover for him

      frederik.vanas - 2012-11-23 11:52

      thabo.mdodo@ Herd boy does not command respect, he is a common criminal and thieve.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-11-23 13:12

      African presidents.... pfffff did anyone expect anything else?

      gemma.vandermerwe - 2012-11-23 13:24

      Thabo, that is not how respect works. Respect is not given. When someone is worthy of respect, you can not help but feel it for that person. This man had done NOTHING to evoke that feeling in most of us. In fact, at times it feels as if he is trying to force us to feel nothing but than repulse for him. How he became president in the first place is beyond me. Standing with his big toes in a prison cell the one moment and the next moment with his butt in Bryntirion

      frederik.vanas - 2012-11-23 13:24

      koos.vandermerwe.75 yes koos they dont exactly cover themselves in glory do they? idi amin dada.....bob and kabila but name a few.....

      peter.walters.1238 - 2012-11-23 13:28

      STUPID SCUMBAG, with respect. How was that ?

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:49

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

      jacques.d.dekock - 2012-11-23 14:42

      It is not Zuma that we must be worried about, it is all the ignorant Thabo's that vote for people like Zuma that we must worry about.

      jacques.d.dekock - 2012-11-23 14:44

      It is not Zuma we must be worried about, it is all the ignorant Thabo's that vote for Zuma that we must be worried about.

      frederik.vanas - 2012-11-23 14:49

      This brought into question his vehement denial in Parliament last week that he was unaware of the scale of the project. Its his house but he is unaware of how much money it is costing??????????? huh???????????? The only reason why he would be unaware of it, as its stolen money from the taxpayer!!!!

      shaun.clark.1272 - 2012-11-23 14:52

      @jacques.d.dekock I wish there were a way to 'like" your comment a trillion times. So true! "Show respect?" ... even in the face of such overwhelming evidence of criminality, yet again where Zuma is concerned!" I must say, the mind just reels!

      craig.decks - 2012-11-23 15:08

      behwhaaahah Ronald and mike... priceless ... Thabo... get an education come back in 12 years and lets talk again !

      handy.andy.3990 - 2012-11-23 15:12

      I don't know which is worse, him knowing about the costs or not knowing about it. This guy is a first class criminal, and a complete mafioso. Just look below at the response of his followers, like he is some kind of modern day Don, that indoctrinate people to convince them his crimes don't matter and is justified. Keep on voting for this party en this complete d**s, one day when you have no running water, no hospitals and no schools(today?), you know where to go look for the money.

      eloise.botha - 2012-11-23 16:51

      @ Tumi, and if not please leave this land because it does not belong to you!

      infijar.ken - 2012-11-23 16:59

      Thabo, a quarter of a billion rand is being spent on his private compound. Listen, a quarter of a billion rand. How many mud schools could be upgraded for that? A quarter of a billion rand. No wonder the Shabby Sheik had problems with this man ten years ago. He complained that Zuma was being too "Profligate" with his (Sheik's) money. Now he has a bigger piggy bank to be profligate with - the RSA Tax Payers. Boy, is he using that money. Thabo, wake up sonny!

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-11-23 17:45

      @ Eloise. Like dogs chasing a car. When they have their land back, they wouldn't know what to do with it!

      jacques.devilliers.16 - 2012-11-23 18:26

      @tumi: dream on, the only thing you will get back if we r gone is poverty.

      sheik.mohammad.378 - 2012-11-23 22:05

      Thabo are you refering to the liar and thief in charge, and the man who turned SA into the laughing stock of world leaders. I don't believe there's one Western Leader at would freely go out of their way to meet with him privately.

      KennySven - 2012-11-24 13:28

      He may have no education but does have people around him that can operate a calculator.

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-24 14:36

      Did anyone see that amazing headline on M & G? ..."BOND, JACOB BOND"... or Zapiros cartoon yesterday? Listen we have to find a measure of mirth and peace in all the chaos.... By the way, the pic does not show the entire area well. If you look at the fence? I saw an awful pic of the pitiful shacks, which have been cut off in this photo....another question, for al this money spent, they have huts?

  • jono.qmann - 2012-11-23 08:52

    This is really shocking! and he is still our president! biggest thief in RSA!!!

      merven.halo - 2012-11-23 09:13

      The scary thing is, who ever replace him will be just as bad.

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-11-23 09:59

      After all this he is still president, and stands a good chance of being elected for a second term. This is outrageous even for banana republic standards

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:49

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

  • brucemgiles - 2012-11-23 08:52

    Teflon man will have the answer, fear not.

      gungets.tuft - 2012-11-23 14:05

      No he won't. His talking dummy Mac Maharaj will come up with something. It will be another lie, just to buy time till after Mangaung. Don't know why he worries, people like Thabo and Tsepo don't care. They will put their cross next to his name despite everything. Sadly, you can fool most of the people all of the time, especially if the first thing you kill is education.

  • jeremy.thewasp - 2012-11-23 08:53

    This is THEFT and Zuma must be impeached and stand trial for stealing.. ANC should resign their cabinet today, how embarrassing!!!!!

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:50

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

  • j1c17u5s - 2012-11-23 08:53

    Of course he knew. He thinks we are the ignorent remember.

      pietbliksem - 2012-11-23 14:38

      He also know about many other things, things that will emerge soon.....

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-23 08:54

    He really is a stupid f**king moron

      michiel.mitchell - 2012-11-23 09:20

      yeah well, the stupid guy is getting away with our money, what does that say about the level of our intellect. Just saying!!!! :)

      emilyjane.elson - 2012-11-23 10:59

      I never voted for him.. Don't generalize..

      michiel.mitchell - 2012-11-23 12:22

      true, me nether, but voting has got nothing to do with where the money comes from, it is something else we need to "not do" in order to stop this stealing from the tax-payer.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:51

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-26 09:27

      I agree with Emily. I never voted for him, so therefore you generalisation is a fail.

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-23 08:55

    THE ZUMAMAN STYLE!!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-26 09:28

      What, stomach and tits flopping around as he dances? It might just be a hit

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-11-23 08:55

    Now to wait for next round of lies to get out of the messy marsh of corruption and tax theft. Phew, the stress of waiting is getting at me.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 09:57

      he he good one Hermann!

  • maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 08:56

    Can everyone please stop LYING about this! Zuma and his entire government are nothing but a bunch of thieving liars! Own up to the fact that you just don't give a damn about the poor of this country!

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:51

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  • charnelle.bester - 2012-11-23 08:57

    And what will be done about it??? NAFINK... We all know this fool started taking us for a ride since he was first elected (not by the voters) but by the ANC. IMPEACH THIS DUDE MAN!! What more do you need??

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:51

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

  • kim.buren - 2012-11-23 08:58

    A liar, a cheat and a thief. FO A$shole

      boltonbarry - 2012-11-23 09:06

      But But But. We're in Africa. You cant discriminate against the African culture.

  • Martha1234 - 2012-11-23 09:00

    Breaks my heart to think of all the good things the money could have been used for. Schools, houses, basic services. It is such a waste!

  • jan.vanommen.10 - 2012-11-23 09:00

    Crook

  • jandre.boshoff - 2012-11-23 09:03

    Did you expect anything els from a corrupt Goverment and Political Party. How must we trust , respect and believe in idiots like that.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:52

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

  • aspruyt - 2012-11-23 09:04

    digging a hole

  • jake.ko.71 - 2012-11-23 09:04

    He has no respect for South African tax payers..why should we have any respect for him, no leader does this ...only selfish dictators do this!!

      koos.hendriks.1 - 2012-11-23 10:05

      of course you will.... other wise no half loaf and milk at the rallies neh... stupaad!!

      jake.ko.71 - 2012-11-23 11:36

      Koos we on the same team, Im from the same culture as you, you idiot!, you obviously fell with your head out of a taxi bus, calling me stupid, you the stupid one not understanding my statement...stupaaaad!!... its people like you that dont stand together, calling your own people names when they actually agreeing with you, mmmm another Afrikanertjie thats trying to be the main man...tipiese ne^ ..thats why you talk big at the braais, with your klipdrift in your hand,AND THATS ALL YOU CAN DO REALLY... you problably come from a small dorpie..stupaaad!! ...luckily Im a Afrikaans guy with better brains..

      tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-23 11:43

      Jake ek dink jy mis koos. Hy stem eintlik saam met jou maar is net sarkasties.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:52

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  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-11-23 09:05

    If this report is true, then the ANC has no option but to elect Motlante at Mangaung. If Zuma is still president come February, he may well be impeached. I can see many ANC parliamentarians turning their backs on JZ and siding with opposition parties in the no-confidence vote. That will be a major embarrassment for our ruling party and will dictate where many voters place their crosses in the 2014 elections. The ANC's reaction to this bombshell will determine whether they can still salvage any sort of integrity and pride. I suspect not though - I expect their usual arrogance, publicity-spin and calls of racism. Come on Mac, give it your best shot.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:53

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  • megumi.akai.31 - 2012-11-23 09:06

    Becareful hating zuma is making malema's plans possible, the DA doesnt control South Africa yet, If Zuma goes, Malema uses his influence to get his position back- and people would see him as some sort of indestructable 'saviour' making it easy for him to reach power through dictator like methods. He is with no shame racist in speech, between 2 evils i'd rather have zuma than malema as president.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 09:16

      Well let's hope everyone has learnt their lesson from the last time they put all their hope in a populist leader... Politicians lie for a living. Let's try get the ones that at least do the rest of their jobs too!

      dudley.futcher - 2012-11-23 13:40

      You are quit right better the devil you know. If Malema comes into power I dont want to be here it will be a sad day. How much will his house cost??

      jenny.nel.92 - 2012-11-23 15:28

      We don't have to choose between these two evils, you know. There are many young people in this country who have the potential to be great leaders. This gravy train full of greedy, incompetent has-Belen's are not the only people other country. Get rid of the lot of them. It's the for some new ideas, new blood - honesty and integrity would go down very for a change.

  • bless.boswell - 2012-11-23 09:08

    If South Africa is as safe as Zuma claims, why does he need a bunker? Does he know something we do not? Or is he protecting himself against potentially angry citizens who will go after him when it becomes clear that he is nothing but an illiterate and greedy fraud.

      jacowium - 2012-11-23 13:34

      Nonsense, PAP. You've been living in the States too long, if you think that.

  • peejay.maclane - 2012-11-23 09:08

    You are an idiot Thabo, that money could have been used to build clinic and school to improve lives of ordinary south african R300mil just work as a president for 5yrs? Its my tax money your talking about

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2012-11-23 09:08

    Investigative Journalists at newspapers like M&G and City Press have their informants, which means that it all come out eventually. The same will happen with the E-Toll debacle. We will find out who the contracts are with, that is a given. These thugs do not realise that there are honest law abiding people within their organisation, who will not put up with what is going on.

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-23 09:09

    This is realy Boring now, can someone come up with solutions to make those involved account. No use bragging about it.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 09:17

      I think things are just starting to warm up... Zuma has been caught lying yet again.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:54

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

  • rea.pitere - 2012-11-23 09:09

    this is what hpns wen u elect a primary skul dropout to lead a country! Zuma has proven yet again tht he is unfit to b a leader. He does not care about the wellbeing of this country. Its so infuriating wen money is spent on luxuries while citizens r living in poverty. The only thing these top officials knw is fraud, fraud and more fraud! They dont evn take responsibilty for their actions! Uncounth, fraudalent, illiterate individuals who knw nothing about humanity! Sies!

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-11-23 09:12

    Zuma's in a hole and he's still digging...

  • Noble Goliath - 2012-11-23 09:12

    Eish Thabo...really now? At the expense of your childrens future Showerhead can waste hard earned tax money????

  • AmosMoledi - 2012-11-23 09:13

    No he didn't. Surely he didn't. Is he that smart???

  • jenipher.lavender - 2012-11-23 09:15

    Seriously cannot believe that there are people that want to give him a second term. This should call for a major revolt from all South Africans. At this rate South Africans will be left with nothing to build the country with - i cringe thinking of how much money has been stolen and could have been used to build a better South Africa. Stop lying Jacob, time to call it a day.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:55

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

  • Gary.desousa7 - 2012-11-23 09:16

    Of course he knows. Well done M & G and now what is the opposition going to do with these "Top Secret" reports?? Reminds me of an ex finance minister called Owen Horwood,ex nedbank. When asked if he didnt know about the cheques he signed,his reply was No I just sign them ,never read them.

  • Tim - 2012-11-23 09:18

    This story is now old and stale...can we move on.

      john.thabethe.7 - 2012-11-23 09:23

      No we cannot move on until justice is done

      joe.bat.52 - 2012-11-23 09:40

      @John.Thabethe...absolutely right we cannot move on until there is justice!! Life is getting tough, more people without jobs, education is the lowest in the world now. And those like Tim and others cant see why?? you cant just scoff it off.. In a democractic process it has to be dealt with NOW and impeach this man and release him from the presidency because he failed to deliver dismally for this country.period.

      tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-23 11:03

      No no, where just about to start.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:56

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-11-23 09:18

    This dumb president is always lying.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 09:28

      Slippery Zipper Zuma! Slippy Zippy Zuma! - Say that fast ten times! :)

  • khumo.lebone - 2012-11-23 09:19

    Now what will his spin doctors say in the aftermath of this revelation?? I purposely did not mention his supporters due to the absurd amounts of stupidity in their midst. They will make us believe that Zuma is a victim of conspiracy plot that is determined to have him removed from office despite the evidence that is being brought against him.

      eloise.botha - 2012-11-23 23:53

      Oh Khumo...you hit the nail on the spot, and to add to your point - wonder when the "Armsdeal" millions is gonna come in and play! I think we will be shocked - 248 mil....oh no brothers and sisters, I think it is much, much more...

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-23 09:20

    As Zuma has made stealing from tax payers a fine art I will from today on make tax evasion my mission, screw you Zuma.

      talana.malherbe - 2012-11-23 09:51

      Oi Tumi, so much racist hate! I feel sorry for you, from your spelling you can be educated, thank your president.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 10:17

      Where is the button to stop someone from commenting because they're stupid or annoying?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-23 10:29

      Tumi.joyce.1 Well this white fought in the struggle for forty years and believe me you haven't got what it takes to arrest me. Go spew your idiotic racism somewhere else. Silly little fool.

      sizwe.zuma.96 - 2012-11-23 12:22

      he didnt steal anything, if he did steal the money prove it

      michiel.mitchell - 2012-11-23 12:35

      @ Tumi....I can not help but find it ironic, utterly inconsiderate and just plain rude that the black people of today, only know of Dingane and Shaka , from the writings that was brought forward through time, made by the white man, whom recorder history as it had happened, in writing, then only to burn the text-books when the knowledge captured within them are considered inappropriate. For instance, can you show me anything in writing of the black man's history before the year of our Lord 1652.... I rest my case.

  • mbuti.manopole.3 - 2012-11-23 09:22

    Instead of delivering jobs for all he is busy back an forth at casbuild

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 11:09

      Best comment of the day!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-23 11:28

      I just had a nice laugh. Thanks man. "busy back an forth at casbuild" This real funny!!! I always like to end my working week on a good story or a laugh and you have just done it for me. lol!

      ryan.v.linde.3 - 2012-11-23 16:09

      @mbuti, you a funny man!! that was good. i enjoyed that!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-26 09:30

      Lol @ Mbuti, great comment

  • timothy.matthis.7 - 2012-11-23 09:23

    What is really sad is that this man has so little self respect that he is able to continue to behave as he does - his has even less respect for the the people he leads. I am reminded of the quote by Émile Durkheim "When mores (of a society) are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable."

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2012-11-23 09:28

    This should be a lesson to all kids, education !!!!. it doesn't matter which position ur friends can create for u, you ll be as exposed as Zuma is now, if u r not educated. a few lessons in jail by Kader Asmal wont cut it ,ask the president

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-11-23 09:28

    I have no respect for the lying corrupt Zoomer but people, why was this not stopped by senior members of the ANC??? The top government officials knew about this and nothing was done!!! Think about this please voters!

      brendaanne.anderson - 2012-11-23 10:27

      Unfortunately, Talana - nothing was done because they are all as corrupt as he is. No person, with one ounce of self respect, would want to be associated with Mr Zuma. As the saying goes - Birds of feather. So, unless and until one of the opposition parties get to govern this country - I am afraid, our future is very bleak indeed.

  • alf.pop - 2012-11-23 09:28

    So the alllegations by opposition parties that he was lying were correct. As soon as Zipper's lips move he lies. The opposition parties must not only push ahead with the no-confidence vote, but also with the impeachment, then boot him out and arrest him until a trial date is set, because he is a flight risk! Get rid of that parasite!

  • Daniel Mah - 2012-11-23 09:29

    maybe he didnt understand the context of the documents - remember our president is illiterate

      jacowium - 2012-11-23 13:58

      Not illiterate, but barely educated. Nonetheless, your suspicion about context may well be right!

  • nhlapop - 2012-11-23 09:29

    Zuma is going to be exposed here. Imagine if they can prove that he lied in front of Parliament members. How are we going to trust him again, He already failed us and yet he denied what he knows its truth. The whole cabinet must step down.

      virginia.barker.37 - 2012-11-23 10:25

      Nhlapop please do yourself a favour and help him to step down by signing the petition on Google " SA Taxpayers Petition". The more we stand together on this issue the better for all.

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 13:59

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

  • craig.thom.376 - 2012-11-23 09:30

    Shaik,reddy and roll

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-23 09:30

    Zuma is farked... he is going down including everybody that supports him... if you want to justify his spending go jump of a 10 story building and take your anc mentality with... good riddance to bad rubbish...

  • john.thabethe.7 - 2012-11-23 09:30

    'Some of the documents marked top secret? Now it is clear why Zuma wants information bill. Please people stop defending indefensible.

  • mags.ivins - 2012-11-23 09:31

    He is an absolute liar. Nobody with any intelligence would believe a word he says. What a President we have, very sadding.

  • roxy.kirsten - 2012-11-23 09:32

    Sies Zuma. There are so many people in South Africa without houses. This is a disgrace.

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-11-23 09:33

    Should we be surprised. Zuma and the ANC cant help themselves. They are crooked crooked crooked.

  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-11-23 09:34

    Well done JZ, one day your comrades will wake up and realise you have been taking their hard earned money. Soon the values that ANC (which was moraly correct) started off with will only be a vague memory. All a bunch od money hungry liars!!

  • tristan.laggerway - 2012-11-23 09:36

    ZUMA IS AN IDIOT

      sizwe.zuma.96 - 2012-11-23 12:39

      "There is no place for [the Bantu] in the European community above the level of certain forms of labour ... What is the use of teaching the Bantu child mathematics when it cannot use it in practice? That is quite absurd. Education must train people in accordance with their opportunities in life, according to the sphere in which they live." Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, South African minister for native affairs (prime minister from 1958 to 66), speaking about his government's education policies in the 1950s. As quoted in Apartheid

      jacowium - 2012-11-23 14:01

      Erm Sizwe, we all know Verwoerd's policies were evil. This, however, is about the present, the now. About Jacob Zuma. Focus!

      wim.kotze.9 - 2012-11-23 21:48

      @ sizwe. Wise words, judging by the current unemployment levels amongst university educated black youth. But what was the policy in the homelands where more than half the black population lived under black administration? And why is all of the land in Zululand still in your king's name? Apparently your king and the current regime want to keep you in the stone age where the white man found you.

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-26 09:32

      Zumba is a moron Tristan, you look f**king sexy lol

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-11-26 09:34

      @Sizwe, what the f**k has that got to do with anything? Oh wait, i forgot, you are a mindless ANC sheep, so blaming apartheid and the whites is standard procedure. Dumb cu*t

  • magda.harmse - 2012-11-23 09:37

    YES! I finally own something in KZN! Yoh JZ I'm bringing my family for christmas 2013...

  • maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 09:37

    So I'm suppose to get my tax return done by today... well I think I'm going to go see a man about a plan. Because I'm not paying a damn cent any more towards this holiday house of Zuma's! What do you think will happen if all the taxpaying people start striking? If we all stop paying our taxes? Are they going to arrest all of us? I'll just stop working till Zuma gets impeached! Down tools everyone!! But you can carry on wasting time on News24 :)

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-23 14:00

      I've started a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign and share this. Thank you. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/372/889/450/sa-taxpayers-support-opposition-parties-motion-of-no-confidence-in-president-zuma/

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-23 14:54

      petitions, petitions pfff... we are African! we want to strike!!! Best Zuma gets that bunker finished tjop tjop.. we coming for him.

  • daleen.duplessis.50 - 2012-11-23 09:38

    He got away with I do not know before. The ministers and high profile jobs must vote for him - they have jobs on the line oif his fired. Then the next African leader will build his own Nkandla!