19 March 2014.
Nkandla report is a great roadmap of the extent to which
government officials, those around the president and even the
president himself have gone to try and hide their deeds. Though
it needs detailed study, it is clear that the president is
directly implicated in the lavish constructions on his
homestead" said IFP Secretary-General Ms. Sibongile Nkomo.
"Neighbours were relocated at the expense of
government illegally; other people were fired for questioning
the amounts spent, while the president denied any involvement at
any level - clearly contradicted by this report"
The report directly contradicts the
inter-ministerial report released by the security cluster last
"The inter-ministerial report was compiled by
those who are dependent on the president for their employment
and they clearly would not give a negative perception to the
public about the president. The initial amount of R27 million
ended up being R250 million - such inflation is unprecedented.
This report also vindicates the many media
publications on the amounts spent on the upgrades and also shows
the need to stop the Protection of State Information bill,
because this report would not have seen the light of day if it
was up to the government" said Nkomo
The IFP calls for immediate action to be taken
on this report especially against President Zuma's architect,
Minenhle Makhanya, who was overseeing the whole project and who
provided designs that inflated the price of construction. The
president must also not escape the consequences of his
"The report definitely gives clear grounds for
impeachment. Former president Mbeki was recalled on lesser
charges" said Nkomo.
IFP Secretary General Ms Sibongile
Nkomo MP, 076 553 1240
Media Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, on 073 024 5675