MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Tender Irregularities at Nkandla Must be Investigated

28 January 2013    

 

 The IFP calls upon the Special Investigations Unit and Auditor-General to investigate alleged irregularities into the awarding of tenders and procurement of goods at President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Public Works, Mr Petros Sithole, MP said, "The Minister of Public Works, Thulas Nxesi has stated that there were irregularities in the appointment of service providers and the procurement of goods and services at President Zuma's home in Nkandla. A full investigation must be launched into this matter as a matter of urgency as 'Nkandla gate' is now becoming another Presidential embarrassment."

 

"The Minister's vague and superfluous rendition of the report also failed to provide exact details about the renovation of President Zuma's home. We therefore call upon the Department of Public works to present parliament with a detailed account of each and every single cent spent in this waste of taxpayer's money. The issue of withholding this report away from the public, shows that there are more secrets behind this issue, which the minister is not willing to be seen by the public," said Sithole.

 

Contact:
IFP Spokesperson on, Public Works
Hon Mr Petros Sithole, MP, 082 743 1348 

Or 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer
Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675