S. Africa: Govt, Media React to Public Protector's Report


Despite negative media reaction, government and opposition parties have welcomed the Public Protector's report of security upgrades made to President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla residence.

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  • South Africa:  Nkandla Report - Opposition Targets Msholozi

    Daily Maverick, 19 March 2014

    Shortly after the Public Protector released her report on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home, the ANC decided to postpone its briefing on the matter. While the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nkandla and Its Elder Brother, Watergate

    Daily Maverick, 19 March 2014

    For an American, the unfurling Nkandla scandal and the Public Prosecutor's report almost insists on comparisons with the Watergate scandal of forty years ago. J. BROOKS SPECTOR ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nkandla - DA to Initiate Impeachment of President Zuma

    Democratic Alliance, 19 March 2014

    On 30 September 2012, I wrote to the Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, to request that she investigate the over R200 million upgrade of President Jacob Zuma's private ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nkandla Report Not Political: Madonsela

    South African Press Association, 20 March 2014

    The probe into upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home had no political motives, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said on Wednesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Why President Zuma Must Go

    GroundUp, 20 March 2014

    Many South Africans from all walks of life and across the political spectrum are calling for the resignation and impeachment of President Jacob Zuma. In the light of a thoroughly ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Calls for Heads to Roll After Report on President's Home

    South African Press Association, 20 March 2014

    Editorial comment in Thursday's newspapers ranged from Afrikaans daily Beeld calling President Jacob Zuma a "national scandal", to the Gupta-owned The New Age questioning the roles ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Nkandla Report Release Mostly Welcomed

    South African Press Association, 20 March 2014

    Political parties and bodies mostly welcomed the release of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead on Wednesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Statement Following Release of Public Protector Final Report Into Security Upgrades in Nkandla

    African National Congress, 20 March 2014

    The African National Congress is relieved that the Public Protector's Final Report into the security upgrades at the private residence of the President of the Republic of South ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Government Responds to Public Protector's Report

    SAnews.gov.za, 19 March 2014

    Government has welcomed the release of the Public Protector's final report into security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla, Justice Minister Jeff ... read more »

President Jacob Zuma (file photo).

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