Nkandla: Political analysts condemn Zuma's reprimand letters

Analyst Tinyiko Maluleke says the letters don't help President Jacob Zuma's reputation.

A screen grab of President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. Picture: YouTube.

JOHANNESBURG - Political analysts say President Jacob Zuma's letters of reprimand to ministers involved in the Nkandla saga shows that the matter is not being taken seriously.

Copies of the letters have been doing the rounds on social media.

They simply say that Zuma has delivered the reprimand as per the Constitutional Court order.

Opposition parties say the letters are nothing more than a joke and pure nonsense.

Analyst Tinyiko Maluleke says the letters don't help Zuma's reputation.

"It doesn't help him in regaining confidence from the public if indeed he wrote that letter that says 'I hereby deliver the reprimand' without spelling out what the actual reprimand is."

Independent analyst David Monyae said, "The president in this instance has no choice, he has to take this seriously. What is central is to see how much he is required to pay."

To read the full statement from the Presidency, click here.