Posts Tagged ‘nkandla’

Zuma to pay back R 7.8 million

June 28, 2016

National Treasury has determined that President Jacob Zuma must personally pay back R 7.8 million to the people of South Africa for the benefit he unduly accrued via non-security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

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The fact that Zuma is now legally obliged to pay back a portion of the money spent at Nkandla is to be welcomed.

However, paying back the money does not mean the original corruption is forgotten. This is not the end of the road for Jacob Zuma and his corrupt cronies; it has only just begun.

We can not forget that more than R 250 million of public money was wasted at Nkandla. This figure of R 7.8 million amounts to just over 3% of the total spent.

The South African people were defrauded by President Zuma and all those implicated in the Nkandla saga, and it is now time he pays back all the money used to upgrade his personal mansion.

Powers of Public Protector must be safeguarded

September 14, 2015

The DA is set to file court papers on Monday for direct access to the Constitutional Court relating to the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla.

The party’s chair of the Federal Executive, James Selfe, said that the powers of the Public Protector needed to be safeguarded.

“Legal certainty about the powers of the Public Protector, and the force and effect of remedial action taken by the Public Protector, are vital to the successful functioning of our constitutional democracy,” he said.

“Specifically, the DA argues that President Zuma’s failure to engage rationally with the Public Protector’s findings and remedial action pertaining to him was manifestly irrational, illegal and unconstitutional.

“We furthermore contend that the President’s decision to substitute the remedial action ordered by the Public Protector with a decision that the Police Minister report on whether he was liable for any of the costs was illegal and unconstitutional.

“The DA argues that the National Assembly’s Ad Hoc Committee’s endorsement of the Police Minister’s report was similarly irrational and should be set aside, as should the decision of the National Assembly to accept the report of the Ad Hoc Committee,” Selfe said.

Source: News 24

Its time for change

November 26, 2014

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How many RDP houses could have been built ?

March 20, 2014

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DA will go to court over Nkandla

October 1, 2013

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.

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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.