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Zuma: Nkandla issue created by media

Zuma insists there's nothing wrong with the Nkandla upgrades, but rather those who question it.

FILE: Jacob Zuma insists there’s nothing wrong with the security upgrades Nkandla but rather those who question it. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma maintained the security upgrades at his Nkandla homestead were an issue created by the media and opposition parties and were without merit.

Zuma addressed hundreds of ANC supporters at the party's election celebrations in Johannesburg on Saturday.

ANC supporters sang after being addressed by Zuma at the party's celebrations following the party's national election victory. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

In March, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Zuma unduly benefitted from the R246 million upgrades to his private KwaZulu-Natal home.

The president insisted that there was nothing wrong with the security upgrades at his home, but rather those who question it.

"When we campaigned no one asked us about Nkandla."

Video: Nkandla eroding public trust.

He said opposition parties in the votes were dwarfed compared to the ruling party because they could not focus on being constructive.

"While they were talking about Nkandla everyday they began to believe that people were angry about it. I don't know why they should be angry about it."

Zuma also slammed the media and said by focusing on issues such as Nkandla they had missed what he called a good story to tell.

Picture: City Press.

Last week, the president said one of his wives was raped at his Nkandla home in the past.

He devoted more than 20 minutes to discussing the scandal surrounding the expenditure at his KwaZulu-Natal homestead.

Zuma argued that his home was in a particularly dangerous area, revealing a history of crimes there.