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Madonsela 'concerned' by Zuma's reply

By Sapa | Aug 25, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 56 ]

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has expressed concern that President Jacob Zuma is second-guessing the recommendations she made in her Nkandla report, City Press reported on Sunday.

In his reply to her report, Zuma indicated Police Minister Nathi Nhleko needed to determine if he should pay back any of the R246 million spent on security upgrades at his Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, homestead.

"I am concerned that the decision you have made regarding the police minister gives him power he does not have under law, which is to review my decision taken in pursuit of the powers of administrative scrutiny I am given... by the Constitution," she wrote in a letter to Zuma.

"As I have already indicated, reports of the public protector are by law not subject to any review or second-guessing by a minister and/or the Cabinet."

Her findings and remedial action could only be set aside by a court of law, she wrote.

She noted that in his 20-page reply to her report he did not address her findings or remedial action.

In her report, titled "Secure in Comfort", Madonsela indicated Zuma needed to repay all non-security related expenses at Nkandla, such as the swimming pool, cattle kraal, amphitheatre, and vistors' centre.

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Mosquer

That letter will be addressed or answered by one of mamparas of ANC.

Aug 25, 2014 6:51 | 1 replies

Limbane

What do you mean? Crocodile skin has answered

Aug 25, 2014 8:24 | 0 replies

FEDE

The Police minister is his friend, but JZ forgot that his friends r subject to the laws of the country.

Aug 25, 2014 7:2 | 0 replies

RobinX

As usual he is just avoiding the issue.

Aug 25, 2014 7:13 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

Good morning grandpa. I want to challenge you on Musangwe fight, you on?

Aug 25, 2014 9:14 | 1 replies

s.cold

HA HA HA HA HA LOLO!!!!HE WONT AGREE TO THAT ONE

Aug 25, 2014 9:25 | 1 replies

RobinX

Don't be absurd.

Aug 25, 2014 9:39 | 2 replies

VENDALIOUS

Are you afraid of me

Aug 25, 2014 9:56 | 2 replies

Shredder

You are crazy wena. LOL

Aug 25, 2014 9:57 | 0 replies

RobinX

Not even remotely. I just don't do fighting of any kind. I'm a pacifist.

Aug 25, 2014 11:3 | 0 replies

Shredder

You know what Musangwe is Robin? Vendalous wants to fight you in a bare-fist (no gloves) fight. Talk about taking advantage of the old folks. LOL

Aug 25, 2014 9:57 | 2 replies

RobinX

As it happens I do know what it is and have seem contests on TV. I just find the notion of fighting childish.

Aug 25, 2014 11:4 | 0 replies

s.cold

@SHREDDER MORTAL COMBAT,,I LIKE I LIKE

Aug 25, 2014 11:45 | 0 replies

Papage

Zuma need better and educated people around him, his advisers are measleading him blindly. I feel very sorry for the President. As for the Youth League and the so called stupid Military veterance, stop talking bull and see facts. This is not a Banana Republic, you dont steal people's money and get away with it. The Leaders must be held accountable for their actions and misuse of publics monies. Now you want the University to give Palo Jordaan a decree, what bull is tha?

Aug 25, 2014 7:14 | 2 replies

ProudlySouthAfrican2014

Our President is not being misled by anyone - he is misleading all of South Africa, and surrounding himself with "friends" who he then appoints to make decisions on his behalf...We need a new President - one who leads by example.

Aug 25, 2014 7:36 | 1 replies

senzangakona

true that the brother is evident out of his depth hes washed out and hes dragging us down with him we need to stand up to him he should GO.

Aug 25, 2014 10:2 | 0 replies

BOKKER

Sorry Papage this is actually a Banana Kingdom. Juju and Zupta got you lot to vote yourselves OUT of a democracy.

Aug 25, 2014 8:14 | 0 replies

maneater

"I am concerned that the decision you have made regarding the police minister gives him power he does not have under law,.................As I have already indicated, reports of the public protector are by law not subject to any review or second-guessing by a minister and/or the Cabinet."============================================================================================== ayeye Msholozi this woman is like a coachroach you can get rid of her. and this is one person you cannot get rid of by sending your dogs to howl/ toyitoyi at her and dig out scandals on her to focus on. you have to be smart to survive her.

Aug 25, 2014 7:17 | 0 replies

speru5

This is long overdue, the public works should answer because they are the one's who were running the show.

Aug 25, 2014 7:34 | 1 replies

ProudlySouthAfrican2014

No - the President is the one who is and was running the show. How can he live at Nkandla - and not see a swimming pool being built, or an amphitheatre, or a tuck shop - and so?...He has tried to prevent any Nkandla investigation (to the point of trying to declare Nkandla a National Key Point). (And this does not take into account the building of national road to Nkandla (fully justified) at almost twice the cost per kilometre of an average road (which is not justified).

Aug 25, 2014 7:39 | 0 replies

DeCock111

Only IDIOTS question why the EFF acts the way it does...its clear, you need to be vigilant to fight this demon Zuma...only an exorcism can get the truth out of him

Aug 25, 2014 7:52 | 1 replies

kakarana

Thanx Decock. Only the language Zuma and ANC understands.

Aug 25, 2014 7:54 | 1 replies

BOKKER

We will NEVER forget that you were going to Kill for Zupta. Fatboy MUST PAY BACK THE MONEY

Aug 25, 2014 8:15 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

In his reply to her report, Zuma indicated Police Minister Nathi Nhleko needed to determine if he should pay back any of the R246 million spent on security upgrades at his Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, homestead xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Zuma stop ducking Tell the nation when are going to pay back the money

Aug 25, 2014 8:0 | 0 replies

ytieduniS

Jacob, your days is numbered. Your delay will only determine how much you kick and scream when we drag you out of your office and out of your home.

Aug 25, 2014 8:6 | 0 replies

MommaC

As much as I don't agree with HOW this is being addressed by the EFF, I am glad that Thuli has finally got the backing to stand her ground. Too often the PP's report is just ignored or delayed forever.

Aug 25, 2014 8:7 | 1 replies

BOKKER

Crap MC. The DA have cut off every avenue of escape in the courts. Just because thiEFF have started to clamour does not mean they have won the campaign. In fact perhaps the opposite. You may have forgotten but I will not that it was JUJU and his dumbombers who gave us this mess in the 1st place. Thuli does not need their backing.

Aug 25, 2014 8:19 | 1 replies

MommaC

Which court case does DA have to force Zuma to answer the report? Bless the DA but, they fall for the court process every time. In 15 years time, Zuma will still be delaying the whole thing (using our tax money) and the DA will still not have any reply.

Aug 25, 2014 8:32 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

Ei people are sooo angry.

Aug 25, 2014 8:11 | 1 replies

BOKKER

And you are sooooo varked.

Aug 25, 2014 8:19 | 1 replies
Aug 25, 2014 8:33 | 1 replies

hashTagSunday

The # comes before the word, not after....

Aug 25, 2014 10:3 | 3 replies

hashTagSunday

#MadonselaForPresident

Aug 25, 2014 10:8 | 0 replies
Aug 25, 2014 10:8 | 0 replies

Kebatlawenafela

I don't blame him, he's from Venda

Aug 25, 2014 11:38 | 0 replies