Lindiwe Mazibuko, the Parliamentary Leader of the DA, has approached the Western Cape High Court to obtain an order compelling the Department of Public Works to provide her with a copy of a report into the upgrade of President Zuma’s private residence in Nkandla.
A task team assembled by Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi earlier this year authored a report that was intended to shed light on the spending of more than R200 million of public money on President Zuma’s private residence in Nkandla.
Needless to say this report has yet to see the light of day.
“Nkandlagate” is the single biggest scandal involving the abuse of public money in President Zuma’s term of office. It is an illustration of how the ANC’s culture of personal enrichment at public expense is one which begins at the very top of it’s most senior leadership structures.
Over a year after the scandal first broke, we are still in the dark about how the government came to spend over R200 million in public money on further enriching one man.
The national government’s continued efforts to cover up the truth behind “Nkandlagate” is a signal of the ANC’s contempt for public accountability, and fundamentally undermines the constitutional principles of transparency and accountability.