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03 February 2013

Brickbats at Nkandla complex

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

When news broke that over R200 million was being spent on various upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s private residence in Nkandla, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi’s first response was that he would “investigate” the journalists who were in possession of “top secret information”.

Yet, while the minister was in “shoot the messenger” mode, the allegations of excess and possible corruption continued to mount. The public protector also subssequently announced her own investigation into the alleged misuse of public funds.

Source: Sunday Independent Dispatches

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)