Mini Nkandla pops up in Warden

Patricia Kopane

DA Free State Premier Candidate

It appears ANC leaders are following the example of President Jacob Zuma and his penchant for building private palaces at the expense of taxpayers.

A mini-Nkandla has popped up in Warden. The Free State MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Mosebenzi Zwane, has built a ‘private’ home in Warden on municipal land. MEC Zwane is effectively squatting in a mansion.

MEC Zwane’s house has been valued at R29 000.00 while other houses in the vicinity have been valued at R300 000.00.

It appears that the Phumelela Local Municipality undervalued the house of MEC Zwane so that he could bank savings on rates and taxes whenever a deal is signed on the sale of the land.

MEC Zwane is currently not paying rates and taxes.

This is just another indication that the ANC views the municipalities and provinces that it governs as its own little kingdoms to do as they please.

I will be writing to the Auditor-General to investigate the issues surrounding MEC Zwane’s house.

On the other side of Warden, in Ezenzeleni, hundreds of families live in an unserviced informal settlement, while the Free State provincial government built and demolished RDP houses due to the appointment of dubious contractors, 336 RDP and 96 land restitution houses are currently being rebuilt at huge additional costs.

It is clear for all to see where Zuma’s ANC’s priorities lie. Zuma’s ANC continue to milk taxpayers for personal enrichment at the expense of our people.

On the 07th of May our people will reject the ANC at the ballot box in their numbers.