South African Opposition Threatens Legal Action Against Zuma

President Jacob Zuma is being criticised over alleged taxpayer-funded renovations of a new town being built close to his family home. The opposition DA, who is threatening legal action against Zuma for the abuse of power, had been barred by ruling ANC supporters from visiting his private residence.


  • South Africa:  Nkandla Visit Was Not Publicity Stunt - Zille

    South African Press Association, 5 November 2012

    It was "unfortunate" to describe the DA's visit to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead as a publicity stunt, leader Helen Zille said on Monday morning. read more »

  • South Africa:  Zuma's Office Attacks Opposition Over Residence Visit, 4 November 2012

    The Presidency has described the Democratic Alliance's (DA) planned to visit President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal as "mischievous". read more »

  • South Africa:  SCOPA to Query Nkandla

    South African Press Association, 31 October 2012

    Parliament's public accounts watchdog committee Scopa will question the public works department on the upgrade of President Jacob Zuma's private home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Zuma Has 72 Hours to Answer for Nkandla

    Democratic Alliance, 4 November 2012

    Today my colleagues and I visited President Jacob Zuma's compound at Nkandla to see what a R250 million renovation with public money looks like. read more »

  • South Africa:  Nkandla - Limpopo Children Send Letters to Zuma

    Democratic Alliance, 4 November 2012

    The Democratic Alliance will deliver over 1000 letters from Limpopo school children to President Zuma's Nkandla residence today. read more »

  • South Africa:  DA Will Conduct Nkandla Oversight Visit Responsibly

    Democratic Alliance, 2 November 2012

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) visit to Nkandla this weekend will go ahead as planned despite ANC threats that it will be met with violence. read more »

Supporters outside President Jacob Zuma's residence in the Nkandla area in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, 4 November 2012 dance in the street in protest against Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille's planned inspection of his residence.

  • South Africa:  Auditor-General to Back Public Protector's Inquiry Into 'Nkandlagate'

    Democratic Alliance, 2 November 2012

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes reports today that Minister of Public Works, Thulas Nxesi, has requested that the Auditor General (AG) audit spending on the upgrade of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Presidency Rejects Nkandla, Zuma Link, 12 October 2012

    The Presidency has rejected the on-going campaign of linking every development around Nkandla village to President Jacob Zuma. read more »

  • South Africa:  SCOPA Must Clarify Its Terms of Reference for Nkandla Inquiry

    Democratic Alliance, 30 October 2012

    In a response to my request for an investigation into 'Nkandlagate', Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) Chairperson Themba Godi has announced the first step towards a ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nkandlagate - DA Vs. the Ministerial Handbook

    Daily Maverick, 30 October 2012

    As Parliament refuses to debate the alleged expenditure of almost R250 million on Jacob Zuma’s private homestead in Nkandla, the DA is taking the gloves off. On Monday, DA ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nkandla - the DA Has Written to President Zuma for Explanation

    Democratic Alliance, 25 October 2012

    The Presidency and various government departments have over the last few weeks stubbornly avoided any admission of fault or accountability for the Nkandla scandal. The Democratic ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Parliament Blocks Question to President Zuma on Nkandlagate

    Democratic Alliance, 24 October 2012

    My written question to President Zuma asking him how much he will be personally contributing to the revamp of his Nkandla home has been thrown out by Parliament's questions office. ... read more »

  • South Africa:  President Zuma Must Come Clean On Nkandlagate Costs

    Democratic Alliance, 17 October 2012

    Reports today that the cost to the taxpayer of President Zuma's private Nkandla home upgrade has soared to nearly R250 million is yet further evidence of the serious abuse of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  No Bumpy Roads to Nkandla Whilst KZN Infrastructure Suffers

    Democratic Alliance, 10 October 2012

    Reports today revealing that R583 million has already been spent by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport on building a network of roads to service Nkandla is further evidence ... read more »