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SOUTH Africans re­cently heard that Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma does not have to pay for se­cu­rity up­grades funded by the tax­payer to his Nkandla home. The Rep

in­tern Abongile Solundwana

asked lo­cals what they think.

An­dre Botes from Top Town

I just came from SASSA and their pho­to­copy­ing ma­chine has not been work­ing for 10 months, yet money can be used for ex­pen­sive houses. It is the tax­pay­ers’ money that paid for that house and it should be paid back by Zuma.

An­drea Ja­cobus from Alo­e­vale

Zuma needs to be an ex- am­ple and to take re­spon­si­bil­ity by pay­ing the money. At the end of the day it is not his money that built the house. It is the tax of the peo­ple of the coun­try. If he pays it, he will earn back our re­spect.

Danilla Go­liath from New Rest

He needs to stop mak­ing a joke of this Nkandla case. At the end of the day he is the pres­i­dent of this coun­try, we all want to look up to him but un­for­tu­nately we can not. He needs to pay the money.

Pi­eter-Ben du Toit from Top Town

It is dis­grace­ful, with all the ev­i­dence against him. He has not gone to court and the se­cu­rity ex­pla­na­tion given to us is laugh­able - in fact it is an in­sult. This is an­other cover-up to let him get away with it with­out any­thing be­ing done.

Than­dokazi Mbula from Queen­stown CBD

It is un­fair that he does not have to pay back the money. He has robbed South African cit­i­zens. The mil­lions of rands that he has spent on build­ing his pool could have done some­thing to im­prove the lives of the poor peo­ple who are suf­fer­ing.

Vuyo Zakhe from Linge

Crime is crime and it does not mat­ter whether you are the pres­i­dent or just an or­di­nary per­son. If Zuma gets away with this then it means the next per­son can fall into the same trap and refuse to be pe­nalised be­cause the pres­i­dent was not.









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