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When it comes to President Jacob Zuma’s lavish Nkandla homestead, things are not what they seem. Swimming pools magically morph into ‘firepools’, amphitheatres turn into ‘retaining walls’, visitors centres become ‘security features’. Presumably, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko also managed to keep a straight face when telling Parliament’s ad-hoc committee investigating Nkandla as part of his ministerial report, that the R246 million of taxpayers’ hard-earned cash already spent on security President Jacob Zuma’s safety may not be enough. More could be needed to install additional security, Nhleko would have the committee believe, all because the investigating and public scrutiny may have compromised Zuma’s safety. Nhleko brushes off any suggestion of a conflict of interest in his vocal support for the man who appointed him. His antics make theatre of the absurd sound like perfectly logical construction and argument. This News24 report looks at the background and what happens next in this comedy of errors. – Marika Sboros
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.