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Nkandla architect to defend SIU claim: Report

By Sapa | 2014-08-18 07:28:26.0 | COMMENTS [ 13 ]

Architect Minenhle Makhanya will serve notice in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Monday to oppose a R155 million civil claim lodged by the Special Investigating Unit, City Press reported on Sunday.

"We confirm that we act on behalf of Mr Minenhle Makhanya. We have instructions to defend the matter. We will file notice of intention to defend on Monday," his lawyer Barnabas Xulu told the newspaper.

Xulu is a founder of Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust and a prominent ANC lawyer, according to the report.

Xulu said he still had to consult with Makhanya in detail, and indicated that Makhanya "will not be paying the money," the newspaper reported.

The SIU civil claim against Makhanya related to the R246 million security upgrades done at President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal.

In a report released in March, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found Zuma and his family had unduly benefited from the money spent on the security upgrades.

Makhanya made headlines after it was revealed in Madonsela's report that he made R16.5 million out of the Nkandla project.

Makhanya has reportedly landed the deal to design Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's eighth palace.


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"Xulu is a founder of Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust and a prominent ANC lawyer, according to the report." - All these mafaking scuuumbags are all connected and enriching themselves at the expense of everyone else.

2014-08-18 07:38:26.0 | 0 replies


This architect must pay, he defrauded the state, not the president...

2014-08-18 08:15:51.0 | 0 replies


aii zulus le bona, how can a guy be called Minenhle

2014-08-18 08:33:19.0 | 1 replies


haahaha Kenwamorula, anyone can be called Minenhle. Simply meaning a beautiful day. It was his parents beautiful day when he was born

2014-08-18 10:15:40.0 | 0 replies


The Nkandla Architect probably passed on most of the millions to Zuma. Therefore, he must account only for the money he pocketed, defend the claim and tell the SIU to go search the Nkandla bunker for the rest.

2014-08-18 08:49:27.0 | 0 replies


bolotsana bo dutse bo tsamaya ka kgwele/letoto la ba hoketsweng mang a tsebang mohlomong le yena o jele kae kae. di a tena empa taba tsa corruption/collusion/price fixing and the involvement of highprofile government officials

2014-08-18 08:51:36.0 | 0 replies


Xulu is a founder of Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust and a prominent ANC lawyer, according to the report xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Today we are stuck with zuma because of those friends of nkandla warrior

2014-08-18 09:05:25.0 | 0 replies


The sacrificial lamb has been chosen.
I wish our country would understand that you can delegate authority but you can NEVER delegate accountability.

2014-08-18 09:12:08.0 | 0 replies


Mthimbana, u are so childish. Shame!!!

2014-08-18 09:18:39.0 | 1 replies


Kakade, why does it bother you? The reports say the architect was brought and introduced to Public Works by butter head Zuma. If he overcharged by R155 million, and his fees were only R16 million, where do you think the rest of the money went? If you know, just say so.

2014-08-18 09:45:21.0 | 2 replies


... Butternut head Zuma ...

2014-08-18 09:45:46.0 | 0 replies


The rest of the money went to Nkandla bunker

2014-08-18 10:15:16.0 | 1 replies


Nje wena Mshove. Or maybe Kakade chowed some of it.

2014-08-18 11:17:50.0 | 0 replies