Good grief, Zuma must have an inordinate amount of people wanting to do him harm if he has to spend so much on security. As a taxpayer is it too much to ask for a breakdown of the R208 million?
Nkandla, how on earth can the government make a comparison to the White House? Only the Obama family stay there, and it’s the US president’s official residence. Nkandla is Zuma’s holiday home, with most of his relatives living there, all for free at our expense. Even our great Madiba did not get that, and still does not. Explain that, ANC. – Graham
Zuma and his collaborators have milked the taxpayer and the poor dry. Does he need his bunker to hide from Malema?
Nkandla bunkers? Zuma rents the land. If I was his landlord I’d give Zuma notice and occupy the bunkers myself. I bet it’s well stocked. Boot out the ANC.
I couldn’t see Nkandla for the village. Then the guy told me, no that is Nkandla.
Nkandla, national security my foot. This is the president’s private home and for which he is responsible. The White House is a government-owned building on loan to Obama while he is president. We have the president’s house, Genadendal, in Rondebosch with security.
So Jacob Zuma says he knows nothing. How is it possible to have someone who knows nothing running the country, when I need a matric certificate just to become a junior school teacher. – Harry, Parow
Nkandla security… not secure from photos being taken? What a joke. What sort of security did they waste the millions on?
Just a thought from a stupid taxpayer. How is our government going to stop people from looking at Zuma’s holiday house via Google Earth?
The ANC must stop trying to fool the public and hiding wrongdoings from taxpayers.
The world sees Obama and his family in the grounds of the White House, the royals on balcony of Buckingham Palace. So why can’t Nkandla be in the news?
Come on ministers Mthethwa and Cwele, if you are going to compare security restrictions between Nkandla and the White House, Google, do your homework or keep quiet. You are giving our security cluster a bad name.
Nkandla and many others seek to restrict our freedom as South Africans who have emerged from a past that sought to restrict us. At the polls next year we have the power to restrict their power, to show them that we will not tolerate the greed and corruption. Enough is enough.
Zuma, I am one of the millions of taxpayers who paid for your obscenely pretentious mansion. I have a right to see photos in newspapers of my unintentional investment in your monument to your megalomania.
One metre from cyclists. How far from pedestrians? Especially vendors of the Big Issue, pink flamingos and poop scoops.
There is plenty that is special about our beautiful country and especially this city now that it is a place for international stars. And that is privacy. Something we Capetonians respect. Let them be, paparazzi, if a mother takes a daughter to a park to play. You have no business intervening in such very special moments. Maybe in Hollywood, but not here in this city, country or continent for that matter.
Thanks to all emergency staff and city officials who were involved in clean-ups over the weekend. You guys rock.
Try running a Metrorail service into the townships. For starters the taxi bosses will not allow it. There will be more poop throwing and violence. Come on Ehrenreich, wake up and start using your God-given brains.
ANCYL should charge Malema and cronies with civil and criminal charges to recover funds. This has done huge damage to our country.
Fellow South Africans, we should embark on a peaceful but determined civil disobedience campaign against the government’s draconion laws such as e-tolling.
Minister Dina Pule’s boyfriend was paid R6 million for four days’ work. Can I be your boyfriend please! I’ll work for four decades for that money.
Oliver Barrow who “bought new phones for his entire family”: This child is 12 years old. Where does he get about R10 000 to spend on phones? This is outrageous.
About car guards. I am in my 70s and find that I have to carry heavy bags or push my trolley to my car, load the goods into the car. Then the guard who is watching me wants money for taking the trolley back.
It’s official, we are number one. Rape capital of the world.