Zuma's deadline for lease deals

2011-09-11 21:31

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma must file his response on Monday to reports by the public protector on controversial lease agreements for two new office buildings for the police, the Sunday Times reported.

Zuma was given 60 days to respond to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, who released her second report on July 14.

Her first report, released in February, investigated the Sanlam-Middestad building in Pretoria, which was leased for R500m.

The second report examined the R1.1bn agreement to lease Transnet Tower in Durban.

Madonsela found that the department of public works had deviated from the tender process, that the lease agreements were not at the market rate, and that businessman Roux Shabangu had allegedly pressured officials to finalise the deals.

She called on Zuma to take action against Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde, police commissioner Bheki Cele, and senior officials involved in the deals, the newspaper reported.

  • DW - 2011-09-11 21:38

    I thought he was going to report this past Friday. Waited for news and - nothing. He will probably give a closed report and we will never hear anything further

      Netherlander - 2011-09-11 22:30

      ZUMA is more perplexed about the Kaizer Chiefs loss to Orlando Pirates on Sat night...

      cliffarc - 2011-09-12 10:45

      - He's looking for a new carpet to sweep this corruption matter under. All the other carpets are full.

  • Benzo - 2011-09-11 21:47

    I do hope that Madonsela sticks to her guns at the ris to being "redeployed" as the applicable jargon is for correct behaviour.

  • veld66 - 2011-09-11 21:51

    Decision making seems to be taking too much....I wonder why????

      msendi - 2011-09-11 22:13

      usePoketini laboNgamula yini umbiza inja manje!!!!???? Ngithi angikuphendule ngapha Ndoda. Acha angikho ephoketheni labongamula. Ngiyi ANC from wayback during the time of UDF lapho khona wawuphoqelekile ukuthi uma uyi comrade ube nenhlonipho. This undisciplined, good for nothing brat if hijacking ANC. So ngeke sisonge izandla singaphawuli. ANCYL is part of the ANC, not Malema's spaza shop…

      veld66 - 2011-09-11 22:29

      Sengiyakuthola manje!!!!!!

  • Peg-Leg-Sven - 2011-09-11 21:54

    As Zoom-Zoom believes he is above the law of the land, I for one am not holding my breath waiting for him to comply with the Public Protector. If he had any regard for the law at all, he would have welcomed his day in court on the arms deal saga. We all know how that was solved, using a "political" solution. Code for pulling one over the courts and the citizens of South Africa, for that he was rewarded with the highest office in the land. So there is no chance at all for the uneducated, polygamous, lying and immoral piece of cattle dung complying with the Laws of South Africa.

  • Verdade - 2011-09-11 21:55

    Deadlines and Headlines, well we won't see the end of this!

  • blcotter - 2011-09-11 21:58

    if president Zuma does nothing it is up to the national prosecuting agency to prosecute. If you snooze you lose

  • Bill - 2011-09-11 22:07

    Do you really think this nignog will respond responsibly and within due period as required, I doubt it...!

  • Deset Rat - 2011-09-11 22:39

    Zuma will say some of the documents have gone missing, and while he has set up an inquiry to get to the bottom of it, the introduction of the bill on State Secrecy will be passed, so that will take care of that.

  • Philip - 2011-09-11 22:54

    The response from Zuma should have been at the Public Protectors office long ago, and this is where the down spiral starts,all the way from the Presidents office. I believe that the President believes that he is above the law, and sets the example that it's okay to ignore deadlines as it relates to policy and procedure. There is no way in hell that the Public Protector is going to get a response from him when the deadline is a reality. It would appear that the proverbial broom that sweeps clean, will again be used to sweep corruption under the carpet. Shame, shame, shame...

      leonard - 2011-09-12 06:28

      @Philip. Perfectly put.The only thing you missed is that Zuma is incapable of making any sort of decision,the PUPPET masters pulling his strings will decide how things play out.

  • leonard - 2011-09-12 06:51

    Something I have been meaning to ask for a long time.Where is Vavi in all of this?One would expect some sort of response since "his people" will be impacted on by the goings on around this and all the other high profile DWANG currently doing the rounds.Speak up Vavi,I wait with bated breath.

  • Martin - 2011-09-12 07:02

    I honestly dont know what Zuma is going to say. What I do know, and am prepared to put my salary on it, is that his reaction will be shocking and totally unacceptable to the thinking, moral, minority. And he wont give a sh#t. He will just do it anyway and STUff you.

  • Sisie - 2011-09-12 08:35

    Zuma was too busy this week end keeping a watchful eye on the KZN maidens. He is really hoping that if he doesn't mention the debacle then it will cease to exist, and the public will conveniently forget about it.

  • BigMoose - 2011-09-12 08:50

    He's still applying his mind to that report.

      leonard - 2011-09-12 09:48

      @BigMoose. The logical response to your comment is WHAT MIND.

  • sarecen - 2011-09-13 08:17

    Zumas probably getting a back hand on this deal that nobody even knew about...

  • sarecen - 2011-09-13 08:18

    Watching thses prawns is like watching the worst kind of b grade soapie, atleast its proudly made in SA

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