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ANC insiders in Gauteng want public scrutiny of the funding behind the Jacob Zuma Foundation (JZF).
The JZF builds houses for impoverished families in KwaZulu-Natal. But the source of the funds used for this appears to be shrouded in secrecy.
According to the organisation’s website, residents of Nkandla have benefited more than any others in the country.
Some party leaders in Gauteng are concerned about the “potential embarrassment” the ANC could face if the JZF has used public money.
“The organisation does not deserve another embarrassment [like] the Nkandla security upgrades,” said an ANC insider, who asked not to be identified. People in Gauteng also “deserved” free houses, the person added.
The foundation was scheduled to deliver houses to families in another area of KwaZulu-Natal over Easter but the ceremony was postponed due to rain.
JZF chairperson Dudu Myeni did not respond to a written inquiry about the source of the funds for the Nkandla houses.
KwaZulu-Natal DA leader Sizwe Mchunu suggested that Zuma might be hoping to “weather the storm” around the security upgrade debacle at his private residence in Nkandla by building houses for residents in the area. “Zuma owes the nation an explanation about the funding of JZF,” he said.
Zuma spokesperson Mac Maharaj said he was not aware of state involvement in JZF funding.
The removal of photographs, showing ANC T-shirts being carried in a Gauteng traffic police vehicle, from a reporter’s cellphone was condemned by the SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) on Sunday.
“Sanef condemns the harassment of an eNCA journalist by a VIP policeman guarding President Jacob Zuma while he was pursuing his election campaign,” chairman Mpumelelo Mkhabela said in a statement.
He was reacting to an incident in Duduza, Ekurhuleni, on Friday where Zuma was conducting a house to house campaign.
“The bodyguard grabbed reporter Nikolaus Bauer’s cellphone camera and deleted pictures showing ANC T-shirts, which had been ferried to the event in a Gauteng traffic vehicle, being handed out to ANC officials and Zuma supporters.”
According to Mkhabela, the guard asked Bauer to delete the pictures but he refused.
“When he refused, the phone was forcibly taken out of his hands and the guard deleted the images.
“…Sanef regards the police conduct as outrageous and totally unacceptable.”
He said the deletion of the pictures amounted to censorship, which was contrary to the Constitution and Police Standing Orders.
Sanef would support Bauer in any further action he decided to take against the guards.
The Sunday Times quoted African National Congress spokesman Keith Khoza as saying that it was up to the Gauteng traffic department to investigate why the party T-shirts were carried to the event in a state vehicle.
Departmental spokesman Busaphi Nxumalo said that Premier Nomvula Mojonyane’s office had deployed the vehicle. A probe would be launched into the matter of a uniformed officer handing out political T-shirts, he said.