Zuma In Eye of Storm, Faces Impeachment


approved sans-serif; color: #333333;”>The expansion, visit this site according to a South African radio, of the luxurious homestead in the village of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal Province was fashioned with a swimming pool, a visitor centre, a cattle enclosure and an amphitheatre.

South Africa’s Public Prosecutor has moved that Zuma pays back the said funds.

However, the Presidency, in a statement, rushed to explain the predicament that may see Zuma being impeached.

Here is the full statement:

The Presidency has noted the release of the final report of the Public Protector today, 19 March 2014, into the security upgrades at the Nkandla private residence of President Jacob Zuma.

One of the key successes of our democracy is the Constitution with its important features such as the institutions supporting and strengthening constitutional democracy.

These include the Chapter 9 Institutions.

President Zuma reaffirms the important role of the Chapter 9 institutions and emphasises that the country should take pride in their existence, as we celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy and guard against the abuse and misuse of these institutions.

The President has consistently been concerned about the allegations of impropriety around procurement in the Nkandla project.

It is for this reason that government appointed an Inter-Ministerial Task Team.

The report has been made public and it has also been presented to Parliament.

In addition, last December, President Zuma directed the Special Investigating Unit to probe alleged maladministration committed during the implementation of the security upgrades at Nkandla.

In this context, the Public Protector’s report will be an additional tool which will fall under the consideration of President Zuma in addressing allegations of maladministration.

The President will study the findings and recommendations of the Public Protector in the context of the existing government interventions, and will communicate his response in due course.

Issued by: The Presidency



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