30 January 2013
The Congress of South African Trade
Unions welcomes the statement by the Minister of Public Works, Thulas Nxesi,
about money spent on President Jacob Zuma’s residence at Nkandla.
They union appreciates that there is
no evidence that public money was spent to build the private residence of the
president or that any house belonging to the president was built.
Cosatu does not question the need
for the state to take adequate measures to secure the President and other
public office bearers.
Cosatu National Spokesperson Patrick
Craven said they are still concerned with the amount that was used ostensibly
for security at the President’s home.
“While we appreciate that the
details of what that money was spent on may not be able released for security
reasons; we feel that the amount should be incestigated” Craven said.
Craven said that R206 million is
grossly excessive, and is particularly insensitive to theworkers, the poor and
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