Thursday, May 28, 2015

President Zuma does not have to “pay back the money”

Loyiso Langeni
28 May 2015

Minister of Police Nkosinathi Nhleko has found that President Jacob Zuma is not liable to pay back the portion of the R246 million used for security upgrades to his Nkandla home.  

During a media briefing this afternoon in Parliament Minister Nhleko said all of these security features which include the fire pool, the animal enclosure, the vistors centre and the amphitheatre are in accordance with the physical security requirements.

Minister Nhleko added that having considered the strategic importance of the homestead national security interest relevant legislation scientific and graphical demonstration and arrival at the following careful considered decision is in escapable that the firepool and swimming pool could be used to douse a fire, the cattle and goat kraal and chicken coop kept the animals away from the central security zone and so they did not set off the alarms or beams.

“The ampitheatre served as an emergency assembly point and protected the soil substrate and a road that ran near it.

The visitors' centre was also necessary as Zuma hosted visitors and needed privacy.” Ntleko added.

Meanwhile Minister of Public Works Thulas Nxesi said the disciplinary proceeding regarding the 12 public official who have been found guilty of misconduct, arose from the failure to comply with correct processes for the security upgrades.

He added that all three reports into Nkandla state more or less the same conclusion.

Nxesi added that one of those matters has been finalised where the official concerned who played a minor role in the project pleaded guilty and was issued with a final written warning amongst the range of the sanctions which include suspension without pay, corrective training in the SCM functions in future.

“We are ready to proceed with the remaining 11 matters affecting those 11 officials.”  Nxesi said.





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