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Nkandla committee starts work

By Sapa | Aug 29, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 10 ]

The ad hoc committee that will deliberate on President Jacob Zuma's response to investigations into public spending at his Nkandla home will meet on Friday.

In April, Zuma declined to respond in full to Madonsela's report within the requisite fortnight.

Madonsela found he had violated the Executive Ethics Code by failing to act in a manner that protected state resources, and that this was inconsistent with his position.

In her report released in March and titled "Secure in Comfort", Madonsela held that Zuma had unduly benefited from improvements worth R246 million at Nkandla.

She ordered that he repay the state for the work that did not relate to security. At the time, she also gave the president two weeks to respond.

Zuma delayed his response to August 14, and in it made clear that he was not commenting on Madonsela's report or accepting its findings.

Instead, he referred the decision on repayment to Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.


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Toothless dog, just wasting our money again, Zuma is not going to be held accountable, just as he cannot be held accountable when his friends the Guptas used the Voortrekkers Military Airport. Just a waste of time and resources

Aug 29, 2014 6:57 | 0 replies


How many committees and investigations are the ANC going to set up to try and protect Zuma? In the meantime the whole country knows he stole from the tax payer. Stop wasting our money Zuma and just resign because you are a disgrace to the country.

Aug 29, 2014 7:30 | 0 replies


Camelion eyes will set up another money and time wasting diversion after this as well. Guys our economy is in sh!t we only had 0.6% growth this quater an 0.6% contraction last quater, with a growing population, and a whole lot of very serious issues for the people. Mozambiques economy is flying, and here we have all our politicians caught up in court cases and comittees over chamelion eyes wrongdoings. Its really shameful, as he is supposed to be moving us forward mean time he is tying the countries shoe laces up so we trip and fall.

Aug 29, 2014 7:43 | 1 replies


Well said Staalin. We will be shocked to find our how much tax payers money was spend to protect Zuma. His legal counsel has cost tax payers R8.8 million over 5 years to hide the truth. It boggles my mind that 62% of the voters voted for him.

Aug 29, 2014 9:0 | 0 replies


he likes delaying ,this comitee must sit but not without EFF member.......Like JUJU said,they suspend them because they want to finalise this matter without them.....

Aug 29, 2014 7:58 | 0 replies


Well there is a monumental waste of time and money! Does anyone really think that Zuma's hand picked watchdogs are going to find that he needs to 'pay back the money'?

Aug 29, 2014 7:59 | 0 replies



Aug 29, 2014 10:11 | 0 replies


Opposition MPs must grows balls and refuse to participate in this farce of an ad hoc committee. They must just remember what happened the last time. Otherwise they will be lending credence to a farce that is merely intended to protect Number's 1 as always.

Aug 29, 2014 11:6 | 0 replies


Zuma must just pay the money and resign.

Aug 29, 2014 11:44 | 0 replies


You Sowetan readers all voted anc, so suck it up and live with your stupidity.

Aug 30, 2014 10:7 | 0 replies