What happened when the president’s Nkandla bond and the imminent local release of the latest James Bond film met in the twittersphere. [View the story "#thenameisBondJacobBond " on Storify]
Evidence in Schabir Shaik’s fraud and corruption trial has revealed where some of the money for President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home came from, according to a report. According to Beeld newspaper, Shaik, Zuma’s former financial adviser, asked French weapons manufacturers for bribes, reportedly to help Zuma fund the development of his home. During Shaik’s trial, […]
President told Parliament he is paying off Nkandla loan, but he isn’t There is no bond on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, as the president claimed in Parliament this week. City Press can reveal that no bond is registered against the Zuma family’s property, titled portion 27 of reserve 19 of farm number 15 839, […]
This extract from Doug Foster’s mini book gives insight into a younger Jacob Zuma Back at Nkandla a month later, I spent much of the afternoon with Jacob Zuma’s brothers down by the kraal. Joseph had been busy supervising preparations for the feast. He was older by a few months, the child of the woman […]
The Limpopo ANC Youth League’s comments about President Jacob Zuma show that the organisation lacks discipline, the ANC has said. “The attitude displayed by the ANCYL in Limpopo is not only divisive but also displays lack of discipline and disregard for decisions taken by the ANC,” spokesman Jackson Mthembu said today in a statement. “It […]
The Limpopo ANC Youth League is “psychologically threatened” by President Jacob Zuma’s comments that he and his family had paid for his Nkandla residence. “The ANCYL… is psychologically threatened by the responses and emotional outlook by President Zuma in Parliament, when he claimed to have taken out a bond to finance the Nkandla… development,” provincial […]
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must reveal the truth about the reported R200 million upgrade to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence, Cosatu has said. Spokesperson Patrick Craven said in a statement yesterday that the trade union federation was concerned about the reports. “We note, however, that the Public Protector is investigating the situation and we hope […]
The public works department is currently upgrading the official residences of the president, deputy president and Cabinet ministers in Cape Town and Pretoria at a total cost of approximately R1.4 billion. This comes amid the growing scandal over the upgrade to President Jacob Zuma’s private residence in Nkandla, at an estimated cost of R248 million. […]
KwaZulu-Natal DA leader Sizwe Mchunu has come under fire for not joining party leader Helen Zille on her visit to President Jacob Zuma’s home in Nkandla at the weekend, it was reported. Mchunu’s absence had divided party members and was discussed at the party’s provincial meeting on Monday night, the Mercury reported today. Police prevented […]
It’s almost lunchtime on Sunday. I’m standing in the middle of the road leading to the Commander in Chief’s Nxamalala crib. It’s boiling hot. There’s no shade. The road’s new. Lotsa things are at Nxamalala. That’s what happens when the CiC lives in the hood. There’s no trees yet. I don’t do underwear. There’s a […]
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Youth have laid a complaint against the leader of the SA Students’ Congress (Sasco) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University over a tweet on Helen Zille’s Nkandla visit. The complaint was made to the Human Rights Commission. “This tweet is yet another incident in a long history of racist hate speech […]
It was “unfortunate” to describe the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) visit to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead as a publicity stunt, leader Helen Zille has said. According to an SABC news report, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj accused her of seeking publicity by giving an ultimatum to Zuma to provide details of his upgrades at Nkandla by […]
DA leader Helen Zille and her party delegation have been prevented from reaching President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla mansion after police denied them access along the main road passing his home. A massive police contingent prevented Zille and six other DA leaders from approaching the R248 million complex, which they had intended to “inspect” as part […]
The crime intelligence unit in KwaZulu-Natal is tasked with ensuring that there is no violence during the visit today by DA leader Helen Zille to Nkandla. Party leader Helen Zille announced this week that she would, with a delegation, go to Nkandla to “inspect” the upgrades to Zuma’s KwaZulu-Natal home, which have cost taxpayers R248 […]
Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille should abandon her planned inspection of President Jacob Zuma’s home in Nkandla, the ANC said today. “We view this as unnecessary and unwarranted provocation to violate the privacy of the president, his family and the people of eNkandla,” the party’s spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said. “We reiterate our call on the […]
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Carien du Plessis had a few precious hours of free time during the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, and, after a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, took a run through DC’s Disneyland for democracy.
After having read my Sunday papers last week, one of the stories that caught my attention was the story with the headline “Dolus what?” (City Press, September 14 2014).
The lively exchanges in this new term of Parliament have been welcomed for breathing life into what used to be a flat and sleepy House.