Zuma benefactors named
The M&G revealed a forensic audit report that outlined detailed payments made to Zuma.
JOHANNESBURG - Questions were raised on Friday about how a range of benefactors funded the R7 million lifestyle of President Jacob Zuma.
The _Mail & Guardian _revealed a forensic audit report that outlined detailed payments made to Zuma over the past 15 years.
The report suggested that former President Nelson Mandela paid money to Zuma after he was removed from the position of deputy president.
Zuma was facing corruption charges in court, but the National Prosecuting Authority later dropped the charges.
The report says several business people, including Nora Fakude-Nkuna and Durban tycoon Vivian Reddy, also paid money to Zuma.
Banks also allegedly gave him cash, when he appeared unable to pay it back.
Political analyst Sipho Seepe said some people may now have expectations from Zuma.
"Anybody who gives money to somebody, one could reasonable expect that when that person is in trouble, they will call back to remind them when they [gave them something]."