Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

20 March 2014

South Africa: ANC On Nkandla Report - a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma

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"Those who failed in the conduct of their duties should face the appropriate consequences," said the ANC in reaction to Public Protector's report on the Nkandla upgrades.

What these consequences are and how they should be faced is really difficult to determine from the ANC officials. (At least the ANC has now accepted that the fire pool is in fact a swimming pool.)

And it seems National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega may be one person hung out to dry for the fire pool fiasco. But whether the ANC will hold the president and face of its election campaign to account is as clear as mud.

It was always going to be difficult for the ANC to contend with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on Nkandla.

They could not order her not to investigate the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's residence, even though they were not happy about it.

If anyone was going to find were the bodies are buried, it was Madonsela and that would always be a nightmare for the ANC to navigate. So instead, the ANC hammered her on the leaks of her provisional reports and recently, took to accusing her of having a ...

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