What do you think about ...
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.