SO the honourable president has been cleared (surprise, surprise) of any wrong doing with regards to the spending on the development of his private residence at Nkandla!
Not that any of us expected the outcome to be any different in any case.
Here’s a few things that puzzle me though, so excuse my ignorance:
1) Why was a private house treated like a state house?
2) Why was it then declared a national key point? Does it then remain a state house when the incumbent no longer holds office and, if not, who then inherits such costly security grounds and structures?
On the other hand, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, in his report, says no public money was spent on the development.
What do you call the R71-million spent on consultants?
Please honourable minister don’t insult our intelligence!
This is a fat slap in the face of the poor and tax payers alike and deserves nothing but contempt.
Our only hope now rests with the public protector who has pressed on with her investigation.
Come March this year, we can only hope that the truth will be revealed.
CHRISTOPHER SPENCE, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth