Investigation Needed Over Nkandla Preliminary Report

29 November 2013    


Reacting to the alleged preliminary findings in the Public Protector’s report in the media, IFP spokesperson on Public Works, Mr Petros Sithole MP said, “The alleged findings on Nkandla upgrades published in the media show serious misconduct by the President and the department of Public Works. It means they misled the nation that the over R200 million upgrades at the president’s private home were merely security upgrades.” 


It is reported that the Public Protector found a swimming pool, visitors' centre, amphitheatre, cattle kraal, marquee area, extensive paving, and new houses for relatives included in the upgrades which cost the taxpayers millions. 


Sithole added, “This also means that the President misled parliament when he told Parliament that he and his family paid for all the buildings in his Nkandla home, not government. Serious actions will have to be taken against the president for misleading parliament. These findings are expected to be in the final report that still needs to be made public as there cannot be security upgrades amounting to over R200 million for one residence.” 


“The department of public works will also need to be held accountable for the allegations that there were companies linked to the president that were offered tenders to upgrade the president’s home without following proper tender processes,” concluded Sithole. 


The IFP calls on the Minister Public Works, Thulas Nxesi to be fired.



Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Public Works, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995 


For media queries contact:

IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252