Taxpayers' money used for Zuma's brothers

There are reports that state money was used for two of Jacob Zuma’s brothers' homes.

There are reports that state money was used for two of Jacob Zuma’s brothers' home.

JOHANNESBURG - There were reports on Sunday that taxpayers' money was used to pay for President Jacob Zuma's brothers' homes.

The Sunday Times reported that state coffers paid for the renovations to the homes of two of the president's brothers.

An electrical company, Voltex, reportedly revealed that some of the money which was allocated by the Public Works Department for upgrades to Zuma's home in Nkandla was also used to pay for electric cables for his brothers.

The newspaper reported that Michael and Joseph Zuma do not live on Zuma's homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

But the brothers allegedly had supplies by Voltex delivered to their homes.

Both have denied the claims.

Voltex turned to the Durban High Court, saying Zuma and the brothers failed to pay 30 invoices that range from R125 to close to R28,000.