Ranjenie Munusami & Richard Poplak South Africa 19 March 2014 11:28 (South Africa)
Pensioner Nsizweye Zuma, a relative of President Jacob Zuma, stands outside his rundown hut - a stone's throw from Zuma's infamous R215-million private homestead in Nkandla. File photo.
Image by: TEBOGO LETSIE
The Public Protector’s office has found President Jacob Zuma guilty of ethical violations regarding the security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead. As the report notes, “[Zuma’s] failure to act in protection of state resources constitutes a violation of…the executive ethics code.” This, Madonsela says, “is inconsistent with his office as a member of Cabinet, as contemplated by section 96 of the Constitution.” It is a devastating report of a Presidency gone awry. By RICHARD POPLAK and RANJENI MUNUSAMY.