South Africa 10.11.2014 12:00 pm

Reports of police Nkandla probes ‘not new’

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, 4 November 2012 as seen from the road that was blocked by ANC supporters, who did not want Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille to inspect Zuma's homestead. Picture: Giordano Stolley/SAPA

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, 4 November 2012 as seen from the road that was blocked by ANC supporters, who did not want Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille to inspect Zuma's homestead. Picture: Giordano Stolley/SAPA

The South African Police Service have called reports that it is investigating eight complaints of corruption against President Jacob Zuma, as “nothing new”.

This follows Police Minister Nathi Nhleko reportedly confirming to Parliament that the complaints were being investigated.

“There is nothing new about that the minister is saying,” National Police spokesperson Soloman Makgale said on Monday.

He referred to political parties who laid complaints of corruption against Zuma at different police stations, a few months back.

“There were eight organisations that went to eight stations, we indicated then. that we would consolidate this. They said, here is the (Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s) Nkandla report, and investigate if there is any criminality in this. This is not new.”


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President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Nigel Sibanda


The investigation comes after charges laid by DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF leader Julius Malema and others.

Netwerk24 reported that Maimane filed charges in March at the Nkandla police station.

Madonsela’s report titled “Secure In Comfort”, found that Zuma and his family unduly benefited from the R246 million security upgrades.

She wants him to pay a portion of the money back.

Parliament’s Nkandla ad hoc committee, which has seen a walk out by opposition parties, have blamed senior government officials for the overspending to Zuma’s residence.

 

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