Ar­chi­tect's role, pri­vate sec­tor graft glossed over in re­port

Sunday World - - Opinion -

PUB­LIC Pro­tec­tor Thuli Madon­sela’s Nkandla re­port un­cov­ered one dodgy char­ac­ter by the name of ar­chi­tect Mi­nenhle Makhanya, who un­duly ben­e­fited from the project by adding un­nec­es­sary build­ings that have noth­ing to do with the pres­i­dent’s se­cu­rity.

Why didn’t she make rec­om­men­da­tions about what must hap­pen to him? It’s clear he played a role in de­fraud­ing the state.

Her fo­cus on the govern­ment and on Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma makes this re­port more po­lit­i­cal than any­thing else. But how does one ex­plain in­flat­ing prices to R246-mil­lion with­out any cor­rup­tion from the pri­vate sec­tor? Sizwe Mthembu Male­lane

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