Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel has joined the call by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe for government to implement Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s recommendations in her Nkandla report.
He says, “I think South Africans need to know that action seems to be taken, and justice is swift and wrong doers are brought to book.”
Manuel was speaking to the SABC after addressing an education summit in Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats.
Madonsela has recommended that President Jacob Zuma repay some of the upgrades at his Nkandla home after finding that he unfairly benefited from them.
Manuel has called on government to restore the public’s faith by acting speedily on the report.
“I think the message is not about Nkandla, it’s a message about where wrong is done,” says Manuel who added, “There has to be consequences attached and that is the spirit in which that discussion needs to be taken forward.”
Meanwhile, EFF leader Julius Malema has told supporters at Mahikeng in North West that Zuma should be arrested for allegedly stealing public money.
Malema told the crowd that Zuma had used one million rand to build a chicken run and over two million to construct a swimming pool.
Referring to charges against him for allegedly fraudulently winning Limpopo tenders, Malema denied that he was corrupt. He claims he couldn’t steal state money because he wasn’t employed by the State.