IFP: Taxpayers money was wasted on Nkandla

The IFP's Narend Singh says it's evident there was a gross mismanagement of public funds.

A view of the homestead of South African President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla in January 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says after viewing President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead it's clear that taxpayer's money has been stolen through corruption.

Parliament's ad hoc committee on Nkandla conducted a site visit at Zuma's private estate in KwaZulu-Natal today.

However Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report exonerated the president and found he was not liable to repay any of the money spent.

The IFP's Narend Singh, who is part of the committee, says it's evident that there was a 'gross mismanagement' of public funds and someone must account for it.

"That amount has been grossly exaggerated so what we saw was taxpayer's money being wasted because of poor supervision by the Department of Public Works."


After viewing Zuma's homestead Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says calling features like the swimming pool and amphitheatre ' security related' is an insult to the people of South Africa.

Maimane says the so-called 'security features' amount to a presidential house that has been rebuilt using taxpayer's money.

"They added items under the instruction of the president's own architect to say 'let us upgrade all these features and make a presidential palace'."

LISTEN: Miamane: This was not a security upgrade.