Zuma Spends R200 million To Renovate House

Ok this is just ludicrous!! Our President is spending R200 million to renovate his house.

The Mail and Gaurdian reports that,

At almost R200-million, renovating President Jacob Zumas house in Pretoria will cost almost twice the price of the most expensive house in South Africa.

This while millions of people in our country live in shacks, while countless people still wait for houses promised by this government.The article continues…

According to the 2011 estimates of national expenditure released as part of the budget package, the refurbishment of Mahlamba Ndlopfu at the Bryntirion Estate will begin in April 2011 for a duration of 15 months and at a total cost of R191-million.

The project includes upgrading infrastructure at the residence, such as bulk water, services and roads. Aside from this, a hospital will be built on the estate, which will cost an additional R62-million.

That’s the kind of shit Robert Mugabe would do, why does this man need a hospital? Chances are if anything happened to him he would probably be out doing his presidential duty and not even be there… we would hope. This does not sound like a man doing one term as president, let alone two.

Ok so lets do some sums here… The cost of building an RDP house is about R58 000, so the amount spent on refurbishing Mahlamba Ndlopfu could pay for 3 293 homes for South Africas poorest.

And all this for a public servant who claims that all questions must be referred to national treasury, which said public works was the responsible ministry. Passing The Buck as usual.

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Very funny, When someone told me about this, with the amount of 30 mil I was shocked, I googled it and now find it to be 200 mil, that's a lot on just a house. It goes to show what WE the people PAY TAXES for.


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