Zuma lying about Nkandla cash - ANCYL

The Nkandla homestead. Picture: City Press.

LIMPOPO - President Jacob Zuma's claims that he was paying back the money that used to build his Nkandla residence in KwaZulu-Natal out of his own pocket simply could not be true, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Limpopo said on Friday.

The ANCYL said Zuma did not have the cash to do so.

On Thursday, Zuma told Parliament that government was only paying for the security measures at his home. 

He said his family was paying for the bulk of the upgrade. But it was claimed that government paid over R200 million towards the upgrade of the Nkandla resident.

The league’s provincial spokesperson Klaas Mabunda said, “The R230 million – how long will it take Zuma to pay it back? And if he does pay it back in a record 20 years it means we will die of hunger.” 

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)