ANCWL: Nkandla no big deal
JOHANNESBURG — The ANC Women’s League yesterday rejected what it called the “opportunistic posture” taken by some political parties since the release of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home.
“The Public Protector’s report … is substantially no different to the interministerial task team report already in the public domain,” it said in a statement.
It claimed that both reports came to the same conclusion, by apparently finding that the state had not spent any money on Zuma’s home in Nkandla.
The league further claimed that Madonsela’s report found no political interference in the renovations at Nkandla.
On Wednesday, Madonsela said Zuma and his family had unduly benefited from upgrades and that government was responsible.
Madonsela said Zuma should have queried the upgrades, which could end up costing as much as R240 million.
In December, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi said allegations that Zuma used state resources for the upgrades were unfounded.
He said R206 420 644 was spent on the upgrade.